Armenia ranked 78-79 in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2019 by Transparency International. The level of corruption in Armenia at the beginning of 2019 was estimated at 42 points.
This is an unprecedented success, as in the previous year the level of corruption was rated at 35 points, the project manager of the anti-corruption center Transparency International Varuzhan Oktanyan told reporters on Thursday.
According to him, the risks of systemic corruption still remain in Armenia, since such risks are considered to be overcome if the indicators are above 50 points. According to him, the corruption perception index covers 180 countries and territories according to the perceived level of corruption in the country's public sector from the perspective of experts and entrepreneurs.
He noted that the world average score is 43, while Armenia scored 32 points on the perception of corruption in the business sphere and political corruption. This suggests that, despite significant progress, the authorities should carry out serious reforms in the economic sphere, which will improve the country's position.