How does Sub-Saharan Africa compare with other regions based on perceived public-sector corruption?
Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index records perceived public-sector corruption in 180 countries and territories. It uses a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean), based on feedback from experts and business people.
With an average score of 32, Sub-Saharan Africa is the lowest performing region on the CPI, showing little improvement from previous years and underscoring a need for urgent action.
With a score of 66, the Seychelles consistently earns top marks in the region, followed by Botswana (60) and Cabo Verde (58). At the bottom of the index are Sudan (16), Somalia (12) and South Sudan (12).