Most Corrupt Countries In The World

By on Oct 27, 2010 in Headlines, International, Politics, World Comments

CPI 2010Transparency International recently released a new index that ranks countries according to their “corruption perception”. In the scale of 0-10, where 0 is considered “highly corrupt” and 10 as “very clean,” Somalia got the lowest score of 1.1, making it the most corrupt country in the world. Countries with the lowest scores include Myanmar (1.4), Afghanistan (1.4), Iraq (1.5), Uzbekistan (1.6), Turkmenistan (1.6), Sudan (1.6), Chad (1.7), Burundi (1.8), Equatorial Guinea (1.9) and Angola (1.9).

Countries getting the highest score of 9.3 are Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore. Following them are Finland (9.2), Sweden (9.2), Canada (8.9), Netherlands (8.8), Australia (8.7), Switzerland (8.7) and Norway (8.6).

United States ranks 22 with a score of 7.1, Russia ranks 154 with a score of 2.1 and Philippines ranks 134 with a score of 2.4.

According to Transparency International, the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2010 is an aggregate indicator that brings together data from sources that cover the past two years. For the 2010 CPI, this includes surveys published between January 2009 and September 2010.

You can view the full list of the countries with their CPI at Transparency International website.

Image Credit: transparency.org



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