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Most Corrupt Country In The World: Which Is The Most Corrupt Country In The World?

The most corrupt country in the world is hard to determine and there are several surveys with varying results that point towards various countries. We have compiled a list by averaging several surveys. Scroll down to learn about the most corrupt country in the world.

by Vishwesh Rajan P | Updated Sep 13, 2021 12:26 PM

Most Corrupt Country In The World: Which Is The Most Corrupt Country In The World?
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Most Corrupt Country in the World

Corruption is a plague that is strangling many governments in the world. Many countries have been exposed to political scandals and corruption. Few countries are so corrupted that it is not even safe to visit them as tourists. But which is the most corrupt country in the world? While there is no foolproof way to assess corruption within a country, statistics can rank the most corrupt countries. The Corruption Perceptions Index, for example, was founded in 1995 and employed expert judgments and public polls to estimate how corrupt a government is. According to the CPI, corruption is defined as "the abuse of public power for private gain." Several NGOs and News channels have conducted their surveys with varying results. So it is hard to know about the most corrupt government in the world, but we do have a few lists. Read on to learn about some of the most corrupt countries in the world.

Top 10 Most Corrupt Country in the World

Listed below are some of the most corrupted countries in the world based on different surveys,

The Top 10 Most Corrupt Countries According to the 2020 CPI

  1. Somalia (CPI Score: 12)

  2. South Sudan (CPI Score: 12)

  3. Syria (CPI Score: 14)

  4. Yemen (CPI Score: 15)

  5. Venezuela (CPI Score: 15)

  6. Sudan (CPI Score: 16)

  7. Equatorial Guinea (CPI Score: 16)

  8. Libya (CPI Score: 17)

  9. North Korea (CPI Score: 18)

  10. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (CPI Score: 18)

Other research, on the other hand, gives different results. U.S. News and World Report, BAV Group, and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School questioned more than 17,000 residents from throughout the world for the 2021 Best Countries rankings. Iraq was named the most corrupt country in the study, out of seventy-eight countries. Colombia and Mexico finished second and third, respectively. You can check the full list below,

The Top 10 Most Corrupt Nations, According to the 2021 U.S. News

  1. Iraq

  2. Colombia

  3. Mexico

  4. Brazil

  5. Russia

  6. Guatemala

  7. Kazakhstan

  8. Lebanon

  9. El Salvador

  10. Azerbaijan

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Most Corrupt Country In The World: FAQs

1. What is corruption according to CPI?

According to the CPI, corruption is defined as "the abuse of public power for private gain."

2. What does CPI stand for?

CPI stands for The Corruption Perceptions Index.

3. What is the most corrupt country according to the CPI?

Somalia and South Sudan are the most corrupt country, according to the CPI.

4. What is the CPI score of Somalia?

Somalia's CPI score is 12.

5. What is the CPI score of Syria?

Syria's CPI score is 14.

6. What is the CPI score of Yemen?

CPI score of Yemen is 15.

7. What is the CPI Score of N.Korea?

CPI score of N.Korea is 19.