Transparency International is back with its annual Corruption Perceptions Index-2013. Nepal ranks 116th, with 31 points on a scale of 0-100 with 0 denoting the most corrupt and 100 very clean. The report covers 177 countries across the world. Last year Nepal stood at 154th position with 27 points which this year has improved. Nepal manage to score 31 points mainly due to efforts made in the sectors of good governance, appointments at various constitutional positions, verdicts in corruption cases and action initiated by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority against corruption.
Denmark and New Zealand are very clean countries with both scoring 91 points each while Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia are listed as highly corrupt countries, each of them scoring eight.