Transparency International release scores - Timor 127th least
John M Miller
Oct 27, 2010 08:22 PDT
from ETAN blog
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Transparency International release scores - Timor 127th least corrupt,
Indonesia 110Transparency International just released their
2010 Corruptions Perceptions Index, available
at<a href="http://www.transparency.org/policy_research/surveys_indices/cpi/2010" eudora="autourl">
Timor-Leste scored 2.5 (out of 10), ranking 127th least corrupt country
among 178 countries -- in other words, worse than more than 2/3 of the
countries rated. In the Asia-Pacific region, TL is 24th out of 34
countries, worse than Indonesia (110, 2.8 compared to ), Thailand,
Mongolia, and Vietnam, among others.
This is a slight improvement over 2009, when TL's score was 2.2,
ranking 146 of 180 countries worldwide, and 28 of 33 in
Asia-Pacific. In 2008, its score was also 2.2 (145/180). In 2007, it
scored 2.6, (123/180), better than this year.
In other recent indexes:
Global Hunger Index
Timor-Leste is "among the countries with hunger levels
considerably higher than their GNI per capita would suggest"
according to the International Food Policy Research Institute
Global Hunger Index (GHI). It is one of four
countries (the others are Bangladesh, India and Yemen) which have
"the highest prevalence of underweight in children under five --
"more than 40 percent." 23% of the population is
under-nourished.Timor-Leste's GHI of 25.6 is considered
"alarming" and is the highest of any country in South and
Southeast Asia, and ranks 71 of the 84 countries ranked globally.
The ranking does not include many countries where hunger is not a serious
problem. The previous calculation of the GHI was in 1990, and Timor-Leste
was not included. Indonesia is rated "serious" ranking 36 with
a score of 13.2 - compared to 19.5 in 1990. 16% of its population was
Open Budget Index
On the International Budget Partnership's
Open Budget Index 2010, Timor-Leste scored 34 out of 100,
characterized as "Provides minimal information to the public in its
budget documents during the year." (Timor's
country data sheet is here.). TL ranks fifth among the seven
Southeast Asian countries rated, better than Vietnam and Cambodia but
worse than Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. TL's score
of 34 is less than the global average of 42. It ranks 62nd best of
the 93 countries rated. This is the first time Timor-Leste has been
included in the OBI.
Indonesia ranked , scoring 51 down from 54 in 2008. Indonesia's
country data sheet is here.
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