According to Transparency International’s 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index, Thailand’s corruption ranking improved by nine positions, from 110th to 101st out of 180 countries.
Niwatchai Kasemmongkol, secretary-general of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), stated that Thailand scored 36 points, up from 35 points the previous year.
With a score of 90 points, Denmark topped the list as the world’s best performer, followed by Finland and New Zealand, each with 87 points. Singapore was the most successful Asian nation, ranking fourth overall with 83 points.
According to Niwatchai, Thailand’s scores increased from 39 to 43 and 42 to 45 points in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook and World Economic Forum assessments from the previous year.
Niwatchai noted that the Thai government has adopted a more serious stance against bribery by revamping its project approval procedure by minimizing official discretion and eliminating bureaucratic red tape.
The NACC has also established information technology and communication platforms to support anti-corruption activities, such as its agency case monitoring system, and promoted public participation to aid anti-corruption operations throughout the nation.