The 2020 Capacity to Combat Corruption Index

The CCC Index

Assessing Latin America’s ability to uncover, punish, and deter graft


Corruption has historically been a challenge for Latin America. And in the COVID-19 environment of emergency government spending, relaxed controls, and remote working, the risk of corruption and mismanagement of funds has only increased.

This comes at a moment when the region-wide anti-corruption wave of recent years is losing force and, in some places, is dangerously receding.

Against this backdrop, Control Risks and Americas Society / Council of the Americas (ASCOA) introduce the second edition of the Capacity to Combat Corruption (CCC) Index.

The 2020 edition of the CCC Index has expanded to cover 15 countries, which together represent almost 95% of Latin America’s GDP.

View the 2020 CCC Index report

Map of the Overall Score


Rather than measuring perceived levels of corruption, the CCC Index evaluates 14 key variables and ranks countries based on how effectively they can combat corruption. Countries with a higher score are deemed more likely to see corrupt actors prosecuted and punished. Continued impunity is more likely in countries at the lower end of the scale.

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