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Corruption Index and Integrity Deficit

What is corruption index?

A score of 10 indicates a country with the highest standards, and 0 as highly corrupt.

Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore with 9.3. They were also at the top of the table last year.

In the 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index, Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore tie for first place. Countries with a legacy of conflict continue to dominate the bottom rungs of the list of 178 states.

Source: Transparency International

The index assigns scores of between one and 10, one being highly corrupt.

Here is a list of the most corrupt nations:


178 Somalia 1.1

176 Myanmar 1.4

176 Afghanistan 1.4

175 Iraq 1.5

172 Uzbekistan 1.6

172 Turkmenistan 1.6

172 Sudan 1.6

171 Chad 1.7

170 Burundi 1.8

168 Equatorial Guinea 1.9

168 Angola 1.9

The United States fell to 22nd from 19th last year, with its CPI score dropping to 7.1 from 7.5 in the 178-nation index.

Source: Reuters/Transparency International:

Source: U.S. slips to historic low in global corruption index