Progress since 2018. Since 2018, Armenia has recorded significant progress in fighting corruption. In 2021, Armenia ranked 58th out of 180 countries in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), scoring 49 out of 100. A score of 0 (and a rank of 180) is a country that is perceived to be highly corrupted and a score of 100 (and a rank of 1) is a country perceived to be corruptionfree.
· China also imports significant amounts of cobalt and copper from the DRC, much of which continues to be extracted by smallscale miners – also known as artisanal miners – using handheld tools, and often working in terrible conditions. "Mining operations in the DRC have resulted in decades of abuse against artisanal miners and the neighbouring communities," .