Transparency International Corruption Perceptions ranking

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The following is a list of the top- and bottom-ranked nations on corruption watchdog Transparency International's annual Corruption Perceptions Index, released on Tuesday.

The index score relates to perceptions of the degree of corruption as seen by business people and country analysts and ranges between zero, which is highly corrupt, and 10, which is very clean.

=1. Denmark 9.3

=1. New Zealand 9.3

=1. Singapore 9.3

=4. Finland 9.2

=4. Sweden 9.2

6. Canada 8.9

7. Netherlands 8.8

=8. Australia 8.7

=8. Switzerland 8.7

10. Norway 8.6

=11. Iceland 8.5

=11. Luxembourg 8.5

13. Hong Kong 8.4

14. Ireland 8.0

=15. Austria 7.9

=15. Germany 7.9

=164. Democratic Republic of Congo 2.0

=164. Guinea 2.0

=164. Kyrgyzstan 2.0

=164. Venezuela 2.0

168. Angola 1.9

168. Equatorial Guinea 1.9

170. Burundi 1.8

171. Chad 1.7

=172. Sudan 1.6

=172. Turkmenistan 1.6

=172. Uzbekistan 1.6

175. Iraq 1.5

=176. Afghanistan 1.4

=176. Myanmar 1.4

178. Somalia 1.1


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