Bangladesh

Basic Country Information

  • Region: East & South Asia & Pacific
  • Income Group: Lower Middle
  • Population: 169.36 million
  • GNI per Capita: 6840 USD
  • Urban population : 38.2 % of total
  • Life expectancy at birth: 72 years
  • Human Development Index (HDI): 0.632

How does Bangladesh control corruption?

Forecasted trend:
Stationary
Integrity Transparency
Country’s Score 4.99/10 10.5/20
World Rank 83/119 18/143
Regional Rank 16/23 10/23
Income group Rank 17/39 9/39

Index of Public Integrity

IPI Score: 4.99 / 10
The IPI score is the mean of the six components scores, which result from the standardization and normalization of original source data to range between 1 and 10 using a min-max-transformation, with higher values representing better performance.
Components Component Score
(max=10)
World
Rank
Income Group
Rank
Regional
Rank
Opportunities for Corruption
Administrative Burden 0 /119 /39 /23
Trade Openness 0 /119 /39 /23
Administrative Transparency 6.63 4/119 2/39 4/23
Online Services 5.91 59/119 5/39 9/23
Budget Transparency 7.43 28/119 9/39 7/23
Constraints on Corruption
Judicial Independence 4.01 77/119 22/39 16/23
Freedom of the Press 2.37 105/119 31/39 16/23
E-Citizenship 3.62 80/119 19/39 15/23

Opportunities are permanent enabling circumstances for corruption. Empirical evidence exists that administrative discretion (lack of administrative transparency and poor regulation) combined with unaccountable resources (non-transparent public finance, both from domestic sources and international aid) create opportunities for corruption.

Constraints are permanent disabling circumstances of corruption. They encompass the legal response of authorities as well as the response by society (a free press and digitally enabled citizens organized as civil society or as individual voters).

Societies manage to control corruption if they find the right balance between opportunities and constraints.

Read more in the methodology.

 

No IPI data for Bangladesh

Transparency in Bangladesh

T-Index Score: 10.5 / 20   (20 = 100%)
T-Index
World
Average
Income Group
Average
Regional
Average
The total fulfillment of items on De Jure and De Facto adds up to 100%
on the basis of which we calculate the individual performance of a country

De Facto Transparency: 6.5 / 14

De Facto Components

Live, online, and freely accessible sources of public data.
These data sources were assessed as complete and freely available (1 point), partial and/or paid access (0.5 point), or missing (0 points).

Past expenditures (last fiscal year)
Partial
Current expenditures (budget tracker)
No
Public Procurement Portal
Yes
Land cadaster
Partial
Register of commerce
Partial
Auditor General's report
Partial
Supreme Court's hearings schedule
Yes
Supreme Court's rulings
Partial
Financial disclosures for public officials
No
Conflict of interest disclosures
No
Official Development Assistance (ODA)
Yes
Mining concessions
No
Building permits in the capital city
No
Official gazette
Yes

De Jure Transparency: 4 / 6

De Jure Components

Formal transparency commitments by governments.
Formal agreements that met category criteria (see Methodology) were assessed as existing (1 point) or not (0 points).

Freedom of Information Acts (FOIA)
Yes
Open Government Partnership (OGP)
No
United Nations Conventions Against Corruption (UNCAC)
Yes
Financial Action Task Force Against Money Laundering (or equivalent)
Yes
Plurinational transparency agreement (EITI, OECD, WTO GPA, or CPTPP)
No
Beneficial Ownership
Yes

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No TI data for Bangladesh

Bangladesh's Corruption Forecast

Forecasted trend:
Stationary
Bangladesh has progressed on transparency and is doing well compared to its income peers, but it remains under the regional average on most components of good governance and has experienced a backslide in freedom of the press in the last decade. The positive changes in these areas are very far from having exhausted their potential and reforms should continue. While fiscal transparency is reasonably high, much can still be done on digitalization of public services and other forms of administrative transparency. Additional administrative simplicity is still a desired outcome. It is one of the few countries where trends in e-citizenship have lagged for the past decade.
Components 2013 2023 Trendline
Budget Transparency 8.07 7 0
Judicial Independence 3.76 4.01 0
Press Freedom 6.22 4.18 -1
E-Citizenship 1.34 3.06 1
Online Services 5 6.87 1
  positive change;   negative change;   change not statically significant.
No Forecast data for Bangladesh