“Transparency International” announces Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI 2023) for 2023

Posted by: | Posted on: Январь 30, 2024


Transparency Azerbaijan, a national chapter of Transparency International in Azerbaijan, presents the Corruption Perceptions Index  for 2023

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) prepared by Transparency International   ranks countries based on the degree of perception of corruption in the public sector. The Index is prepared on the basis of various surveys and assessments conducted by a number of influential international institutions.   The CPI is an assessment of perceptions of corruption in the public sector.

François Valérian, Chair of Transparency International, said: “Corruption will continue to thrive until justice systems can punish wrongdoing and keep governments in check. When justice is bought or politically interfered with, it is the people who suffer. Leaders should fully invest in and guarantee the independence of institutions that uphold the law and tackle corruption. It is time to end impunity for corruption.”

The CPI2023 global average remains unchanged at 43 for the twelfth year in a row, with more than two-thirds of countries scoring below 50. This indicates serious corruption problems.

The rating is prepared according to a rating scale of 0-100 points, where 100 points stands for  very clean, and 0 points indicates a very high level of perceived corruption.

In 2023, Azerbaijan ranks 154th out of 180 countries  surveyed  in the CPI with 23 points. According to the results of 2022, Azerbaijan has advanced 3 steps up.

Over the past 6 years, Azerbaijan’s indicators have been as follows: 

Year CPI point Place in global ranking   Number of countries surveyed  in the CPI
2023 23 154 180
2022 23 157 180
2021 30 128 180
2020 30 129 180
2019 30 126 180
2018 25 152 180

 A total of 13 different reports were used in the preparation of the overall CPI. These reports assess the position of countries on a number of political, economic and social criteria that affect the effectiveness of their anti-corruption policiesy. Information about Azerbaijan was prepared on the basis of 6 different sources. A complete list of sources can be found in the «Questions and Answers» document attached hereto.

Transparency Azerbaijan  calls for more measures to be taken by the govenrment  to strengthen criminal prosecution in the field of fighting corruption in accordance with global challenges, to implement more effective measures to ensure transparency and accountability in areas with a high risk of corruption, to carry out large-scale reforms aimed at improving the business environment, to strengthen the potential of civil society, take steps to make state companies more accountable by strengthen responsibility.


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«Transparency Azerbaijan» will pay attention to gender balance

Posted by: | Posted on: Декабрь 17, 2023

The Charter of «Transparency Azerbaijan» Fight Against Corruption PU will be amended and it is planned to reduce the terms of elected bodies, achieve gender balance, strengthen obligations related to conflicts of interest and accountability. Decisions about this were made at the meeting of the Board of Directors of «Transparency Azerbaijan» held today. At the same time, it üas discussed the report of the organization for 2023. The proposals of «Transparency Azerbaijan» on Competition Code, on the draft Law «On Public Procurement», on the implementation of the «National Action Plan for the strengthening of the fight against corruption for 2022─2026», and the submission of proposals for the improvement of NGO legislation were noted as the main progress.

At the meeting it was discussed preparation issues for the General Meeting to be held in early 2024.

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«Transparency Azerbaijan» will hold anti-corruption trainings

Posted by: | Posted on: Сентябрь 26, 2023

«Transparency Azerbaijan» will cooperate with the State Agency for Compulsory Medical Insurance of the Anti-Corruption IB in connection with the implementation of point 5.2 of the National Action Plan for 2022─2026 on strengthening the fight against corruption. After the discussions between the parties, an agreement was reached regarding conducting anti-corruption trainings, preparing educational materials, and conducting surveys to gather information about possible cases of corruption.

The cooperation with the State Agency for Compulsory Medical Insurance were discussed at the meeting of «Transparency Azerbaijan» Fight Against Corruption PU held on September 26, 2023. Cooperation was approved by the decision of the Board of Directors.

At the meeting of the Board of Directors it was discussed the accreditation of «Transparency Azerbaijan» as a national branch by the Transparency International on next year and relevant decisions were made.

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“Transparency Azerbaijan» prepared proposals to the new draft law on procurement.

Posted by: | Posted on: Июнь 26, 2023

«Transparency Azerbaijan» Fight Against Corruption PU evaluates the adoption of a new law that will regulate public procurements with a high risk of corruption as a progressive step. In 2017 and 2020, «Transparency Azerbaijan» conducted research and submitted proposals to the government regarding more effective fight against corruption, increasing transparency and accountability in the field of public procurement. «Transparency Azerbaijan» experts have also defended the approach of adopting a new law that will regulate public procurement from 2020.

In 2020, a Research Report was prepared by «Transparency Azerbaijan» based on the analysis of international experience and the monitoring of the Unified Electronic Portal of e-commerce in Azerbaijan. Research Report, analyzed deficiencies and gaps in the field of ensuring transparency and accountability in public procurement in the Republic of Azerbaijan, assessed the provisions that create the risk of corruption, leading to corrupt deals and making subjective decisions, and evaluated the effectiveness of transparency mechanisms.

The report also reflects proposals for improving the system of transparency in public procurement. These proposals remain relevant and their necessity becomes more apparent as time passes. Therefore, at the meeting of the Board of Directors of «Transparency Azerbaijan» on June 26, it was decided to submit the report and proposals to the Ministry of Economy and the Anti-Corruption Commission.

«Transparency Azerbaijan» calls for careful consideration of the proposals of the civil society and independent experts and to ensure broad participation in the discussions.

«Transparency Azerbaijan» has also decided once again to submit its proposals to the relevant state authorities, noting the need to improve the legislation regulating the activities of NGOs and to create a favorable environment.

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«Transparency Azerbaijan» discussed the implementation of the National Action Plan and prepared proposals

Posted by: | Posted on: Апрель 28, 2023

«Transparency Azerbaijan» Fight Against Corruption PU discussed the implementation of the National Action Plan for 2022─2026 on strengthening the fight against corruption. At the meeting of the Board of Directors of the organization held today, it was announced that one year of implementation of the «National Action Plan for 2022─2026 on strengthening the fight against corruption» is coming to an end. In this regard, «Transparency Azerbaijan» Anti-Corruption PU has prepared proposals. The draft proposal was previously submitted to the BD by the Executive Director.

BD Chairman H. Hasanov noted that the implementation of actions on 8 items in the Action Plan is planned to be completed in 2023. Preliminary analyzes show that two of the measures have been implemented partially, 1 measure has been fully implemented, and 5 measures have been implemented by 70%. In particular, increasing the number of courts connected to the «Electronic court» information system increased to 89, which is 77% of all courts, can be marked as progress. The issues that stand out are the delays in the implementation of the actions that are supposed to be completed in 2022 and 2023.

Executive director Alimammad Nuriyev noted that the main actions will start in 2023 and the implementation of most actions should be completed in 2024-2025. Therefore, it is necessary to keep in mind the implementation of the Action Plan.

Proposals submitted by A. Nuriyev regarding the implementation of the National Action Plan were accepted.

Proposals can be accessed from link

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