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top 10 most corrupt countries in the world

Corruption is a complex and multifaceted issue that can vary widely across countries and regions. Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is one of the commonly referenced measures that ranks countries based on perceived levels of corruption. The index assesses the public sector corruption in countries and territories, providing a snapshot of how corrupt a country's public sector is perceived to be.

  1. Somalia: Somalia often ranks at or near the bottom of the Corruption Perceptions Index. Pervasive corruption has been exacerbated by decades of conflict, weak governance structures, and lack of effective law enforcement.

  2. South Sudan: Emerging from civil conflict, South Sudan has faced significant corruption challenges. The lack of transparency and accountability in government institutions has contributed to ongoing corruption concerns.

  3. Syria: The prolonged civil war in Syria has created an environment conducive to corruption. Widespread conflict-related corruption and lack of effective governance have contributed to the country's poor corruption perception ranking.

  4. Yemen: Ongoing conflict and political instability in Yemen have led to a deterioration in governance and corruption control. The lack of functioning state institutions has allowed corruption to thrive.

  5. Sudan: Sudan has faced corruption challenges linked to weak institutions, political instability, and lack of transparency. Efforts to combat corruption have been hindered by years of autocratic rule.

  6. Equatorial Guinea: Despite being a resource-rich country, Equatorial Guinea has faced allegations of widespread corruption, with revenues from natural resources not translating into significant improvements in the well-being of the population.

  7. Libya: Political instability and a lack of effective governance structures have contributed to corruption concerns in Libya. The country's ongoing conflict has made addressing corruption more challenging.

  8. North Korea: Lack of transparency, restricted information flow, and centralized control in North Korea have created an environment where corruption is difficult to assess but is believed to be a significant issue.

  9. Guinea-Bissau: Political instability, weak institutions, and a history of military coups have contributed to corruption challenges in Guinea-Bissau.

  10. Congo (DRC): Corruption has been a longstanding issue in the Democratic Republic of Congo, fueled by conflict, political instability, and weak governance.

Published on: Aug 13, 2023, 04:51 AM  


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