Control Risks experts discuss what the 2023 Capacity to Combat Corruption index tells us about three key countries in Latin America: Mexico, Brazil and Colombia.
Assessing Latin America’s ability to detect, punish, and prevent corruption
The setbacks in the fight against corruption in Latin America in 2023 were generally not dramatic compared to 2022, instead reflecting a steady erosion that has been underway for years.
The 2023 CCC Index reflects an anti-corruption environment under continued strain across Latin America. With democracies and critical institutions under duress in many countries, the Index registered a decline in the regional average score for the first time since 2020. Scores fell, to varying degrees, in ten of the 15 countries studied. Declines occurred in countries at both the top and bottom of the Index, indicating that no country is immune from either stagnation or regression in the fight against corruption.
Against this backdrop, Control Risks and Americas Society / Council of the Americas (ASCOA) introduce the fifth edition of the Capacity to Combat Corruption (CCC) Index.
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