2018 Indonesias CPI Increases to 38
Indonesias Corruption Perception Index (CPI) score in 2018 rose one point to 38 compared to that in 2016 and 2017. President Joko Jokowi Widodo told his people to be grateful for the score.
Let me tell you, we must be grateful for any improvement. Indonesias CPI score in 2018 was 34, and now it improved to 38, President Jokowi responds to reporters questions after opening the 2019 Green Festival, at the Cendrawasih Room, Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Jakarta, on Thursday (31/1).
The statements were made by the President in response to results of research conducted by Transparency International Indonesia (TII) in which Indonesias CPI score for 2018 amounting to 38 from scale 0 to 100. For the record, the score of 0 indicates very corrupt, while 100 is clean on corruption.
Ranked 89 (of the 180 countries surveyed), Indonesias score increased by 1 point or increased by 7 ranks compared to the result in 2017, Research Department Manager at the TII Wawan Suyatmiko said in his presentation, at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)’s Red and White Building, on Tuesday (29/1).
According to Wawan, the CPI assessment was based on nine data sources, namely World Economic Forum, International Country Risk Guide, Global Insight Country Risks Ratings, IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, Bertelsmann Foundation Transform Index, Economist Intelligence Country Ratings Unit, PERC Asia Risk Guide, Varieties of Democracy Project, and World Justice Project.
After the opening of the 2019 Green Festival (31/1), President Jokowi said that compared to CPI score in 1998 which was 20 and regarded as the most corrupt country in Asia, Indonesia showed a great improvement by scoring 38 in the latest CPI.
It does not happen instantaneously, the Government needs to improve its system, as well as other aspects. Therefore, the increase (in score) must not be taken for granted, President Jokowi firmly said. (FID/JAY/ES)
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : Yuyu Mulyani