The public sector felt to be the most corrupt is still Nicaragua (transparency level 26 on a scale from 0 to 100), followed by Guatemala (28), Honduras (30), El Salvador (36), Panama (38) and Costa Rica (58).
In 2016 the perception of corruption in public institutions increased in all Central American countries except Guatemala, where it remained as in 2015 and in Costa Rica, where it fell.
The public sector felt to be the most corrupt is Nicaragua (27 on a transparency scale 0-100), followed by Guatemala (28), Honduras (31), Panama (39), El Salvador (39) and Costa Rica (55).
In its annual report "Corruption Perception Index 2015" Transparency International signals out Guatemala in a list of countries where "... citizen activists, whether in a group or individually, worked intensively to expel corrupt people, and so sent a strong message that should inspire others to act decisively in 2016. "
An IADB study has revealed that people exposed to information about corruption are more likely to commit it themselves.
An article in Crhoy.com analyzes the report "Corruption as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Costa Rica", produced by researchers at the Inter-American Development Bank, which concludes that "... The willingness of an individual to engage in corrupt behavior is indeed affected by their perceived level of corruption in society." The report's results can be extrapolated to the entire region, since other Central American countries exhibit levels of perceived corruption which are higher than in Costa Rica.
In Central America, the public sector perceives Nicaragua as the most corrupt country (transparency level 28 on a scale of 0-100), followed by Honduras (29), Guatemala (32), Panama (37), El Salvador (39), and Costa Rica (54).
"... When leaders and senior officials abuse their power by using public funds for personal gain, economic growth is undermined ... "- Transparency International
In Central America, in first place is Honduras (133 in the world), then Guatemala (113), Nicaragua (130), El Salvador, Panama (83), and Costa Rica (48).
In Latin America the country where the most corruption in the public sector is perceived is Venezuela (165 in the world), and the place where there is the least is Chile and Uruguay, which share position 20 in the world ranking.
No Central American country comes to "green" in the Corruption Index 2010, representing serious problems for businesses.
Costa Rica is the best positioned country in the Central American Index 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index, reports produced by Transparency International. With an index of 5.3, Costa Rica is ranked 41 in a list of 176 countries, led by Denmark and New Zealand as nations where there is less corruption in government, and Myanmar and Somalia at the end of the list as most corrupt.
Costa Rica shows an index of 5.3, followed by El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama with 3.4, Honduras y Nicaragua with 2.5.
The CPI measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption in a given country and is a composite index, drawing on 13 different expert and business surveys. The 2009 edition scores 180 countries, the same number as the 2008 CPI.
Central America Ranking: Costa Rica 47, El Salvador 67, Panamá 85, Guatemala 96, Honduras 126, Nicaragua 134.
With countries such as Somalia and Iraq among those showing the highest levels of perceived corruption, Transparency International’s (TI) 2008 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), launched today, highlights the fatal link between poverty, failed institutions and graft. But
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