worlds most corrupt countries 2018

Transparency International has shared its annual list of ‘Corruption Perceptions Index 2018’.

The index list ranks a total of 180 countries and territories according to their public sector corruption from a scale of 0 to 100.

World’s 10 Most Corrupt Countries

The world’s 10 most corrupt countries are:

  1. Somalia
  2. Syria
  3. South Sudan
  4. North Korea
  5. Yemen
  6. Afghanistan
  7. Equatorial Guinea
  8. Guinea Bissau
  9. Sudan
  10. Burundi

worlds most corrupt countries 2018

Top 5 Corruption-Free Countries

The top 5 corruption-free countries in the index list are as follows:

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

To view the complete list, click here.

Pakistan Improves its Rank 

Pakistan has previously improved its ranking from 2015. According to the index, in 2015 Pakistan ranked 30th. In 2016 and 2017 it further improved to the 32nd position. Now for 2018, the country ranks 33rd showing further improvement.


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Reportedly, Transparency International has requested governments to take a stand for free media and support civil rights.

This will help in creating a civil society that will keep a check and balance on the spending of the government.

Furthermore, 12 international organizations have compiled data to formulate the corruption index, including the World Bank and the World Economic Forum as well.

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