Saturday, 3 December 2011

List for the most corrupt country in the world is Out, did your country make the list?

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Transparency international has just released its corruption perceptions index for 2011 ranking 183 countries on their level of public accountability.
Somalia, Myanmar and Afghanistan have been named the most corrupt countries in the world. The watchdog ranks countries from a score of zero to 10, with a score of 10 meaning a country is the most transparent.  Its scores are based on opinion surveys that assess the level of corruption based on "perception." Nigeria did not make the list but the most moderate estimates suggest that $4 billion to $8 billion is stolen from Nigeria’s state coffers every year. Yet not a single politician is serving a prison sentence for corruption or embezzlement. Charged with protecting the riches of sub-Saharan Africa’s second-largest economy is the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which has brought charges against 35 prominent politicians, including 19 former state governors, since its foundation in 2003. The previous EFCC head, Nuhu Ribadu, made progress. But he foundered when he took on James Ibori, who was said to have stolen $290m. Mr Ibori was close to Umaru Yar’Adua, Nigeria’s president from 2007 to 2010. State governors still enjoy immunity from prosecution while in power. Three former ones, recently arrested for the suspected embezzlement of $615m, have yet to be tried. Some people might wonder why they did not make the list. Find below the compiled list for the most corrupt countries in the world.
List of the 5 most corrupt countries    (source: Transparency International)

1.    Somalia  
2.    North Korea
3.    Myanmar
4.    Afghanistan
5.    Uzbekistan, Sudan, Turkmenistan (tied)

List of the 5 least corrupt countries

1.    New Zealand
2.    Denmark
3.    Finland
4.    Sweden
5.    Singapore


  1. This is interesting, where did they get there facts

  2. My country did not make the list for the most corrupt countries, but they also did not make the list for the least corrupt either. lmaooo