Tunisia moved up five spots to 69th in Transparency International (TI)’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2020.
The index was created in 1995. It is a composite indicator used to score 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption.
The organization I Watch said Thursday Tunisia’s score improved by one point from 43 points in 2019 to 44 in 2020 on a scale of 100 points. Tunisia was ranked 74th in 2019.
In spite of this “slight improvement,” I Watch added, Tunisia is still below the average of 50 points which reflects shortcomings in the system of good governance in the public sector along with restrictions in relation to the public exposure of corruption.
“In Tunisia, the lack of law enforcement is a major challenge. Without proper implementation mechanisms and administrative decrees, laws will remain ineffective”, Transparency International added.