Taiwan’s score on regional corruption index improves
Mar 29, 2017CultureComments Off on Taiwan’s score on regional corruption index improves
Taipei--Taiwan has made a slight improvement in combating corruption in the Asia-Pacific region, as indicated by its score in an annual survey by the Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC) Ltd.
According to PERC's 2017 Corruption Perception Index published Wednesday, Taiwan received a score of 5.34, on scale of zero to 10, with zero being the best.
The score was 0.74 points lower than last year but Taiwan remained in sixth place on the list of the least corrupt economies in the Asia-Pacific region.
The top five were Singapore, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and the United States, according to the survey.
Over 60 percent of the respondents in the survey said their perception of corruption in Taiwan had not changed much over the past year, about 30 percent said there had been an improvement, and 10 percent said it had become worse.
The respondents were either employees of foreign enterprises or members of foreign chambers in Taiwan.
In response to the survey, the Agency Against Corruption said it was drafting amendments to the Integrity and Ethics Directions for Civil Servants to make the regulations more up to date.