Closer look at the Corruption Perception Index (CPI)

Few weeks back I published an OpEd in the Express Tribune. Transparency International publishes a corruption index named "Corruption Perception Index" and I just tried to highlight how it is calculated and what should people keep in mind before taking it into account. 

An excerpt:

In recent times, numerous corruption indices have been developed to measure corruption. One of the most widely used indices is the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) developed by Transparency International (TI). It recently reported that Pakistan has performed well in its CPI rankings. This certainly is good news and we must congratulate the people in power. But we need to question whether the CPI is a truly credible measure. Does it measure corruption correctly? We need to understand how such indices work.

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