Sierra Leone has maintained a score of 34 out of 100 in the 2022 Corruption Perception Index reported by Transparency International.

The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. A country or territory’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).

Since 2018, Sierra Leone has been doing well in the Corruption Perception Index rankings.

Corruption perceptions index of Sierra Leone increased from 21 score in 2007 to 34 score in 2022, growing at an average annual rate of 3.86%.

Reacting to the just released Corruption Perception Index, the Commisioner of Sierra Leone Anti-corruption Commission (ACC-SL), Francis Ben Kaifala stated that, “Sierra Leone has again, for the 4th time in 4 years moved from 115 in 2021 to 110 out of 180 countries surveyed in the 2022 Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (TI-CPI). Since 2018, Sierra Leone has each year broken its previous ranking record in the TI-CPI with the latest being its new highest ever. The country maintained its score of 34 in 2022, which is above the Sub-Saharan average, and the highest the country has recorded since the CPI rankings began. In 4 years, Sierra Leone has moved 20 places upwards in the CPI, from 129 in 2018 to 110 in 2022. In 2017, Sierra Leone was ranked at 130.”

The ACC has been in the forefront in investigating and prosecuting corruption cases. The ACC was established by the Anti-Corruption Act passed by the Sierra Leone Parliament in 2000 under the leadership of Sierra Leone’s then president Ahmad Tejan Kabbah.

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