The most corrupt countries in the world, ranked in order

Louis Dor
Wednesday 25 January 2017 13:45
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Picture:(Transparency International)

Corruption rose in 2016, and no country came close to a perfect score in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2016.

The annual index by Transparency International found that over two thirds of the 176 countries in the index fell below the midpoint in the scale, running from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).

The global average score was 43.

The UK ranked joint 10th, with a score of 81, no change from 2015.

View the results via the interactive map, below:

The United States dropped two points to a score of 74, ranking 18th.

José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International, said:

In too many countries, people are deprived of their most basic needs and go to bed hungry every night because of corruption, while the powerful and corrupt enjoy lavish lifestyles with impunity.

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