A judiciary system of integrity is needed for concrete changes in corruption perceptions in the public sector
25 January 2017, Transparency International (TI) launches its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2016, scoring and ranking 176 countries based on perceptions of experts and business people.
This year, Vietnam scored 33/100, ranking 113/176 in the global index. After four consecutive years (2012-2016) remaining at 31/100, Vietnam’s score has finally gone up. Towards Transparency (TT) – the National Contact of TI in Vietnam – believes that this increase, although modest, is a reward for the on-going anti-corruption efforts of the State and the society of Vietnam.
However, scoring 33/100 on the scale from 0 to 100, of which 0 means highly corrupt and 100 means very clean, shows that Vietnam has yet to show for a real break-through in perceived level of corruption in the public sector, remaining in the group of countries where corruption is still considered serious. One must note that this result is similar to and consistent with the self-assessment of the Government and with the evaluation of the Commission of Judiciary of the National Assembly regarding the Government’s 2016 anti-corruption report.