Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Corruption is a negative practice that has become a serious problem for most countries in the world.
Quoting from the website of the United Nations (UN), corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon that occurs in all countries. The UN considers that corruption can undermine democratic institutions, slow down economic development, and contribute to government instability.
Transparency International conducted research to rank the most corrupt countries based on expert judgment and public opinion. The results of this research are summarized in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).
In the CPI 2021 which was released in January 2022, 180 countries were ranked on a scale of 0 to 100. The lower the score a country has, the higher the level of corruption in that country.
The following are 12 countries with the highest levels of corruption in the world according to the CPI.
1. South Sudan – Score: 11
2. Somalia – Score: 13
3. Syria – Score: 13
4. Venezuela – Score: 14
5. Afghanistan – Score: 16
6. North Korea – Score: 16
7. Yemen – Score: 16
8. Equatorial Guinea – Score: 17
9. Libya – Score: 17
10. Burundi – Score: 19
11. Congo – Score: 19
12. Turkmenistan – Score: 19
Meanwhile, other studies provide different rankings of CPI results. According to the rating of US News and World ReportsBAV Group, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania involving more than 17 thousand people in 78 countries, Iraq is the country with the highest level of corruption.
The following is a list of the ten most corrupt countries in the world according to US News and World Reports.
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