Indonesia’s CPI slides in 2022, KPK calls for breakthrough

(IO/Septo Kun Wijaya)

Jakarta, IO – Transparency International Indonesia (TII) announced that Indonesia’s 2022 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has dropped four places from 38 to 34, reported Detik, Wednesday (1/2).

The CPI is expressed on a scale of 0-100, with 0 being the most corrupt while 100 the cleanest. There are a total of 180 countries surveyed.

The fall astonished the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Deputy for Prevention and Supervision Pahala Nainggolan because since 2014 the country CPI score has never passed 40.

Based on the information he has, there were three indicators whose points have fallen, thus affecting the overall score. One of them is the political risk index (PRI) contained in the Political Risk Services’ International Country Risk Guide which slid from 48 to 35.

Pahala pointed out that Indonesia’s PRI index once reached 58, then fell by nearly 50 percent. He worried that higher perceived risk of corruption will make investors reluctant to invest in the country.