Brazil fails the Bolsonaro government and falls in the corruption ranking; see the current position of the country

The research, which took into account 180 countries, indicated that Brazil is below in the perception of corruption. Understand!

In a worrying decline, Brazil dropped 10 steps in the 2023 Corruption Perception Index (CPI), prepared by Transparency International.

The action shows a critical moment for the country in relation to the integrity and reliability of the population, which leads to worrying precedents. Understand what is at stake!

The country dropped 10 positions in the ranking that measures the perception of corruption. Understand what this means! / Photo: Valter Campanato – Agência Brasil

Score in the corruption perception ranking

Initially, with 36 points, the country now occupies 104th position among 180 nations analyzed.

This index, which evaluates the views of experts and businesspeople on the integrity of the public sector, places Brazil in an alarming situation, alongside countries such as Algeria, Serbia and Ukraine, and below the global average of 43 points.

Where is Brazil on the corruption map?

Now, in the Latin American scenario, Brazil lags behind nations like Uruguay, Chile and even Cuba, showing that there is a long way to go in the fight against corruption.

Denmark leads the ranking with 90 points, while Somalia is in last place with just 11 points, illustrating the extremes of the global perception of integrity.

Countries with the highest score

Denmark (90 points)Finland (87 points)New Zealand (85 points)Norway (84 points)Singapore (83 points)

Countries with lower scores

Yemen (16 points)Venezuela (13 points)Syria (13 points)South Sudan (13 points)Somalia (11 points)

What did the report indicate about the perception of corruption in Brazil?

According to Transparency International, Brazil was unable to make significant progress in rebuilding political structures to combat corruption in 2023.

However, the Comptroller General of the Union (CGU) states that it has dedicated itself to preventing corruption.

The document specifically mentions Jair Bolsonaro’s administration as a period of return in the country’s anti-corruption efforts.

"The Bolsonaro era in the presidency showed how it is possible to quickly undo the anti-corruption legal and institutional foundations that took years to establish," the report points out.

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Research Insights

Furthermore, the report explains that the fight against corruption depends on three fundamental pillars: judiciary, political and social and suggests that Bolsonaro tried to undermine these fundamental aspects.

"The government was focused on weakening these pillars, both to protect his family from being investigated for well-documented corruption schemes and to avoid impeachment proceedings for numerous violations and threats to democracy," the analysis continues.

And what does the report say about the current government?

In relation to the current administration of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the report highlights criticisms, such as the softening of the rules in the State Law.

"There are signs of a setback in negotiations between the government and Congress, with the return of the practice of political distribution of state-owned companies", indicates the text.

In addition, the report also addresses changes at Petrobras, highlighting the relaxation of political protection policies and controversial appointments that disregard the recommendations of the compliance department, including individuals under investigation.

Praise for management

On the other hand, the current management receives praise for the CGU’s decision to eliminate the secrecy of documents imposed by the previous government.

"With regard to social control, there has been significant progress. The CGU revoked a series of previously established undue confidentiality and implemented guidelines to prevent future violations of the Access to Information Law", he reports.

What does the future hold?

Brazil, therefore, finds itself at a critical moment. The fight against corruption requires continuous effort, transparency and collaboration between government, the private sector and civil society.

It remains to be seen what the country’s next steps will be on this journey towards the integrity and strengthening of democratic institutions.

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