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2019 CPI to be launched 23 January

Transparency International (TI) has announced that its 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (TI-CPI) will be launched on Thursday, 23 January 2020. The theme for the 2019 CPI is “Political Integrity.” 

The TI-CPI is produced annually by Transparency International. It is focussed on corruption across the public sector and judiciary.

The TI-CPI ranks countries on a scale from 100 (very clean) to zero (highly corrupt). It is calculated using 13 different data sources from 12 different institutions which capture perceptions of corruption within the past two years. It measures perception of corruption, due to the difficulty of measuring absolute levels of corruption. 

First released in 1995, it is the best known of TI’s tools. It has been widely credited with putting TI and the issue of corruption, on the international policy agenda.

The TI-CPI has consistently shown New Zealand to be a country with low levels of corruption in its public sector and judiciary. Since its inception, New Zealand has always scored in the 98th percentile, with a score of 87 in 2018, and has been ranked either at the top or within the top three countries in the world.

TINZ plans to publish a special edition of the Transparency Times when the TI-CPI is released. We will be providing more information as the report launch approaches. For media members who would like access to an embargoed copy of the TI-CPI, please contact Julie Haggie.

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