The head of the Special Prosecutor’s Office against Administrative Corruption (Pepca), Wilson Camacho, assured this Tuesday that in the fight against corruption and impunity there should be no half measures.
“Dominican Republic continues to improve in the Corruption Perception Index (IPC),” said
The magistrate expressed in a message posted on his Twitter account that the country went from 30 to 32 points, advancing five positions to become number 123 of the 180 countries studied.
The results of the study have a scale from 0 to 100, with the first being very corrupt and the second without corruption.
“Definitely, in the fight against corruption and impunity there should be no half measures,” the magistrate wrote.
This year’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) reveals that levels of corruption are stagnant around the world. The ICC ranks 180 countries and territories around the world based on their perceived levels of corruption in the public sector.
According to the study page, this year, the global average is unchanged for the tenth consecutive year, at only 43 of a possible 100 points.
Despite multiple commitments, 131 countries have not made significant progress against corruption in the last decade. Two thirds of the countries obtain a score below 50, which indicates that they have serious corruption problems, while 27 countries are at the lowest score in their history.