2013 Corrupt Countries In The World

Dec. 3, 2013

Transparency International has published its 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their administrative and political institutions are perceived to be on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) and a 100 (very clean). A country’s rank indicates its position relative to the other countries and territories included in the index. This year’s index includes 177 countries and territories.

A country’s rank indicates its position relative to the other countries and territories included in the index. This year’s index includes 177 countries and territories. – See more at: http://www.transparency.org/cpi2013/results#sthash.xS6l3sNP.dpuf
A country’s rank indicates its position relative to the other countries and territories included in the index. This year’s index includes 177 countries and territories. – See more at: http://www.transparency.org/cpi2013/results#sthash.xS6l3sNP.dpuf

Compiled from a combination of surveys and assessments of “the abuse of entrusted power for private gain”, the CPI is the most widely used indicator of corruption worldwide.

Syria, in the midst of a brutal civil war, dropped eight points in the last year as government officials profit from the food crisis.

Libya, in the midst of post-revolutionary turmoil, dropped six points to surpass Iraq in official corruption.

Denmark, New Zealand, Finland, and Sweden are list as the four least corrupt countries while the U.S. came in 19th.

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Myanmar saw the biggest improvement, rising from 5th last position in 2012 to 19 places from the bottom this year.

The change reflects the benefits of introducing more open and democratic rules after years of military rule, according to Transparency International’s Asia Pacific Director, Srirak Plipat.

Myanmar also ratified an international treaty against corruption in December 2012 and the parliament approved an anti-corruption law in July, although this is yet to come into force.

source: www.transparency.org/cpi2013/results
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