Corruption is defined as dishonest or fraudulent behavior by someone in power. When talking about corruption in nations, the government or other national leaders are corrupt, taking bribes, engaging in fraud, and being dishonest with the people of the nation. Unfortunately, corruption is relatively more common in low-income countries.
This is an unfortunate reality in many nations around the world. While there isn’t an exact way to measure corruption in a nation, several studies, reports, and other data can be used to determine where corruption is most and least prevalent.
Corruptions Percepations Index
One of the best measures of corruption around the world is the Corruption Perceptions Index, which is published by Transparency International. In this report, 180 countries were ranked and given a score out of 100 points based on their perceived levesl of public sector corruption. The nations that scored the highest were deemed the least corrupt. Numbers in this article are from their 2020 rankings.
As in prevous years, more than two-thirds of the world's countries scored below 50 on the most recent rankings. The average score is 43.
Other nations that were ranked as the least corrupt are: