The world’s least and most corrupt countries revealed


Who’s most corrupt?

More than two-thirds of the world’s countries have a serious corruption problem. From blatant bribery and rigged elections to embezzling public funds and intimidating or even murdering political opponents and journalists, unethical dealings run rife across the planet. Using the latest 2018 data from Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), we count down the world’s least and most corrupt places.

The rankings

The index looks at 180 countries in terms of their perceived levels of public sector corruption, using insider info gleaned from experts and businesspeople in the know. The index uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is extremely corrupt and 100 is very clean and pristine. Let’s begin with the world’s least corrupt nations.