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Top 10 Most Corrupt and Least Corrupt Countries in World

What comes up as a new reminder of corruption, secret dealings, bribery and abuse of power is the Corruption Perceptions Index 2013. The Index reveals the continuing ravage of societies all across the globe. This Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 has scored 177 nations and territories of the world on a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 score indicated the nation/ territory being highly corrupt and 100 score indicated the nation/ territory being very clean. It did not comes as a surprise that none of the 177 nations and territories achieved a perfect score. However, what is disturbing is the fact that about 2/3rd of the world’s nations and territories scored less than 50. The conditions are becoming all the more severe and needs to be addressed. The scores themselves indicate the seriousness and the global problem of corruption expanding. Some urgent and strict steps need to be taken. A renewed worldwide effort has to be organized to crack down the corruption rising from money laundering. Political finances are to be cleaned up, stolen assets have to be returned. The public institutions are to be made more transparent.

Let us first have a look at how some countries/ territories have performed and what scores they have earned.

Enlisted below are the Top 10 most corrupt countries in the world:

  1. Somalia: It scored 8 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that Somalia is the most corrupt country. It is the same as its previous score.
  2. North Korea: It scored 8 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that North Korea, too, is the most corrupt country. It is the same as its previous score.
  3. Afghanistan: It scored 8 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that Afghanistan, as well, is the most corrupt country. It is the same as its previous score.
  4. Sudan: It scored 11 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that Sudan is quite a corrupt country. There is a decline from its previous score of 13.
  5. South Sudan: It scored 14 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that South Sudan is quite a corrupt country. Its previous score was 0.
  6. Libya: It scored 15 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that Libya is quite a corrupt country. There is a decline from its previous score of 21.
  7. Iraq: It scored 16 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that Iraq is quite a corrupt country. There is a decline from its previous score of 18.
  8. Uzbekistan: It scored 17 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that Uzbekistan is quite a corrupt country. It is the same as its previous score.
  9. Turkmenistan: : It scored 17 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that Turkmenistan is quite a corrupt country. It is the same as its previous score.
  10. Syria: : It scored 17 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that Syria is quite a corrupt country. There is a decline from its previous score of 26.

Enlisted below are the Top 10 least corrupt countries in the world:

  1. Denmark: It scored 91 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that Denmark is a very clean country. There is a slight increase from its previous score of 90.
  2. New Zealand: It scored 91 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that New Zealand is a very clean country. There is a slight increase from its previous score of 90.
  3. Finland: It scored 89 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that Finland is a cleaner country. There is a slight decline from its previous score of 90.
  4. Sweden: It scored 89 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that Sweden is a cleaner country. There is a slight increase from its previous score of 88.
  5. Norway: It scored 86 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that Norway is a cleaner country. There is a slight increase from its previous score of 85.
  6. Singapore: It scored 86 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that Singapore is a cleaner country. There is a slight decline from its previous score of 87.
  7. Switzerland: It scored 85 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that Switzerland is a cleaner country. There is a slight decline from its previous score of 86.
  8. Netherlands: It scored 83 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that Netherlands is a cleaner country. There is a slight decline from its previous score of 84.
  9. Australia: It scored 81 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that Australia is a cleaner country. There is a slight decline from its previous score of 85.
  10. Canada: It scored 81 out of 100 on corruption scale indicating that Canada is a cleaner country. There is a slight decline from its previous score of 84.
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Source: transparency.org

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