Tunisia: Annual Index Assesses Worst Corruption Since 2014-2015

by | Feb 1, 2023 | Legal, Security, Social, Tunisia


In late January 2023, Transparency International released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2022, showing worsening corruption across the Middle East and North Africa region and specifically in Tunisia. Tunisia’s overall CPI score of 40 out of 100 was its lowest since 2014 and 2015 when it was graded at 40 and 38 respectively. Tunisia also fell four places to 85th out of the 180 countries assessed, sharing the position with India, Guyana, Maldives, Suriname, and North Macedonia. Denmark was ranked 1st with a score of 90 and Somalia was ranked 180th with a score of 12.


While corruption has consistently played a role in much of Tunisian society in the past, this recent period of political transition has given rise to uncertainty about the future of governance, regulation, and investment. Crime has been on the rise along with the emergence of numerous types of grey and black markets designed to manage – and profit from – market scarcity and challenges with supply chains. Our team is continuing to watch the dynamics that may drive or impact corruption in Tunisia for how this trend manifests itself practically on Tunisian streets.


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