Corruption perception index - most corrupt countries 2019

This statistic shows the most corrupt countries as calculated by the Corruption Perception Index in 2019. Points considered when calculating the perception of countries levels of corruption include: bribery of public officials, kickbacks in public procurement, embezzlement of state funds, and how effective public sector anti-corruption efforts have proven to be. A score of 0 indicates high perceptions of corruption and a score of 10 indicates that no corruption is perceived in the respective country. According to the index, Somalia is perceived to be the most corrupt country in the world, with a score of nine in 2019.

Most corrupt countries worldwide 2019, according to the Corruption perception index

CountryCorruption perception index score
Somalia9
South Sudan12
Syria13
Yemen15
Venezuela16
Equatorial Guinea16
Sudan16
Afghanistan16
North Korea17
Haiti18
Democratic Republic of the Congo18
Libya18
Guinea Bissau18
Burundi19
Congo19
Turkmenistan19
Cambodia20
Chad20
Iraq20
Nicaragua22
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

To compile the corruption perception index data is pooled from various surveys and studies and a score between 0 and 10 is calculated. A score of 0 indicates high perceptions of corruption and a score of 10 indicates that no corruption is perceived in the respective country. The original author does not provide details of exactly where data is sourced from to calculate this index.

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