Corruption in Nepal (Nepali: नेपालमा भ्रष्टाचार) is widespread and extends to every sector from the government to the judiciary, police, health services, and education.[1] Nepal ranks at 117 in Transparency International's 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index,[2] unchanged from its 2020 ranking.[3][4] The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks 180 countries by the degree of perceived corruption in the public sector; the country whose public sector is perceived to be most honest is ranked first.[2]

Notable scandals[edit]

  • OMNI scandal – for "controversial procurement deal of medical supplies".[5][6]
  • Tax Settlement Commission scandal – for corruption of 10.02 billion Nepalese rupees (NPR).[7][8][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A year of corruption". The Record. Archived from the original on 15 November 2021. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Corruptions Perceptions Index 2021 for Nepal". Transparency.org. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Nepal slips down four places in global Corruption Perception Index". The Kathmandu Post. 28 January 2021. Archived from the original on 15 November 2021. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Transparency International places Nepal at 117 in Corruption Perceptions Index". The Himalayan Times. 28 January 2021. Archived from the original on 15 November 2021. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  5. ^ "The OMNI scandal and its impacts". The Record. Archived from the original on 14 November 2021. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Govt blacklists controversial Omni Business Corporate International for a year". My Republica. Archived from the original on 15 November 2021. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  7. ^ "Biggest corruption case in Nepal's history". The Kathmandu Post. Archived from the original on 15 November 2021. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  8. ^ "CIAA files case against x-IRD chief Sharma, two others for revenue leakage worth over Rs 1 billion". My Republica. Archived from the original on 15 November 2021. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  9. ^ "TSC officials booked". The Himalayan Times. 25 June 2021. Archived from the original on 15 November 2021. Retrieved 15 November 2021.