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This Map Shows the Most Corrupt Countries in the World

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 30 March 2017
According to a recent map put together by the peeps at Transparency International, corruption rose in 2016 and no country on the entire planet came close to a perfect score.

The annual index (yes, it’s a thing) found that over two thirds of the 176 countries polled fell below the average midpoint on the scale, running from zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).

On the result of the index, 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.’

You can see the results in full in the snazzy interactive map below.


The global average score was 43.

Denmark was declared the least corrupt nation, and Somalia the most corrupt. The UK ranked joint 10th with Germany and Luxembourg, and the United States came in at number 18.




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