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The fourth edition of AS/COA and Control Risks’ CCC Index positions the Dominican Republic as fifth best ranked among 15 Latin American countries. The ranking explores the countries’ ability to detect, punish and prevent corruption. The survey is in its fourth year.

Rather than measuring perceived levels of corruption, the CCC Index evaluates and ranks countries based on how effectively they are able to combat corruption. Countries with a higher score are deemed more likely to see corrupt actors prosecuted and punished.

The report says that the Dominican Republic has continued its rise in the CCC Index, climbing from 10th place in 2021 to 5th place in 2022. The DR was ranked 13th in the 2020 report.

The country’s overall score improved by 18% since 2021, boosted by 24% growth in the legal capacity category and significant advancement in the variables assessing...

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