Revealed: The 20 most corrupt countries in the world

Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia have been named as the most corrupt countries in the world, according to Transparency International’s 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index.

The index, through its 13 data sources, gives countries a score from zero to 100, where zero indicates the country’s public sector is “highly corrupt” and 100 is “very clean”.

More than two thirds of the 177 countries in the index scored below 50.

Denmark and New Zealand were named the least corrupt countries with a score of 91 each.

According to the list, the UK is the 14th least corrupt country in the world.

“All countries still face the threat of corruption at all levels of government, from the issuing of local permits to the enforcement of laws and regulations,” said Huguette Labelle, Transparency International’s Chair in a statement.

Top 20 most corrupt countries in the world:

Somalia

Afghanistan

Sudan

South Sudan

Libya

Iraq

Uzbekistan

Turkmenistan

Syria

Yemen

Haiti

Guinea-Bissau

Equatorial Guinea

Chad

Venezuela

Eritrea

Cambodia

Zimbabwe

Myanmar

Burundi

Top 20 least corrupt countries

Denmark

New Zealand

Finland

Sweden

Norway

Singapore

Switzerland

Netherlands

Australia

Canada

Luxembourg

Germany

Iceland

United Kingdom

Barbados

Belgium

Hong Kong

Japan

Uruguay

United States

Ireland

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