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Trace Bribery Risk Matrix 2019: Bangladesh tops the list in South Asia

Trace Bribery Matrix which releases annual ranking for 200 countries informed that Bangladesh has the highest business bribery risk among South Asian courtiers.

Nov 15, 2019 13:40 IST
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Trace Bribery Risk Matrix was recently released that highlights Bangladesh as the highest risk country in terms of bribery in South Asia. Bangladesh’s total risk score was 72 in this index which is two points higher than the previous year. Bangladesh ranked 178 than means a stronger risk of bribery in the country. However, India stands on 78th rank.

Trace Bribery Matrix which releases annual ranking for 200 countries informed that Bangladesh has the highest business bribery risk among South Asian courtiers. The Trace Matrix evaluates all countries under four different parameters that include – transparency, business interaction, civic society oversight and anti-bribery deterrence.

Key Highlights of Report

• Bangladesh is in 178th position among 200 countries. The report suggests that Bangladesh has a high expectation of bribes and a high degree of government interaction in business.
• The report informs that the high risk of bribery is there due to high regulatory burden on business.
• Afghanistan (168) and Pakistan (153) are other countries where bribery risk is high in South Asia.
• In South Asia, Bhutan (52) has the least risk of bribery as it is placed at 52 in the ranking.
• India is in 78th place with a total risk score of 48.
• Bangladesh gets a score of 86 in Business Interactions with Government domain. The ranking was based on a high level of government’s interaction and high regulatory burden.

South Asian countries in Trace Bribery Risk Matrix

Rank

Country

Score

52

Bhutan

41

78

India

48

111

Sri Lanka

55

116

Nepal

56

124

Maldives

57

153

Pakistan

62

157

Myanmar

64

168

Afghanistan

66

178

Bangladesh

72

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Top 10 most risky countries

Rank

Country

Score

200

Somalia

94

199

South Sudan

92

198

North Korea

86

197

Yemen

85

196

Venezuela

85

195

Chad

84

194

Libya

82

193

Turkmenistan

82

192

Equatorial Guinea

82

191

Congo

82

 

Top 10 least risky countries

Rank

Country

Score

1

New Zealand

4

2

Norway

7

3

Denmark

7

4

Sweden

8

5

Finland

9

6

United Kingdom

11

7

Netherlands

12

8

Canada

14

9

Germany

15

10

Hong Kong

16

 

Ranking Parameter

Trace provides a score from 1 to 100 to each country for each domain. If a country gets a higher score it means it is in a higher risk of business bribery.

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