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Why Uruguay Finished First in Our Anti-Corruption Ranking

July 08, 2020

When Uruguay was included in this year’s Capacity to Combat Corruption (CCC) Index, we knew that the small South American nation had a good chance of ranking first among the 15 countries analyzed After all, Uruguay typically performs well compared to most Latin American countries in a variety of governance indicators — including rankings from multilateral banks, research institutions and the private sector However, when the results came in, the extent of Uruguay’s superiority was startling Its overall score was the highest by far (778 out of 10), followed by Chile (657) and Costa...

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