On January 29, 2019, Transparency International (“TI”) published its annual Corruption Perceptions Index (“CPI”) for 2018, a survey which ranks perceptions of public sector corruption in 180 countries and territories according to experts and business people on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). Last year, our coverage of the CPI for 2017 observed that although Asia-Pacific performed higher than the worst performing regions, public sector corruption was a serious problem. This remains the case, with some indications of further decline in the CPI for 2018.
Authors: David Hambrick, Daniel Steel and Adrian Yip
Source: Morrison & Foerster LLP