North Korea is declared as the most corrupt country in the world by Transparency International. Somalia and South Sudan follows at the second and third places.
The research body has found Denmark to be the least corrupt country in the world followed by New Zealand and thereafter Finland.
Surprisingly United Kingdom too is corrupt and is placed at the 10th place alongside Germany and Luxembourg. It is said post-Brexit the country could slip up if standards are weekend.
Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Singapore, the Netherlands and Canada too are in the top 10 list of the most corrupt countries in the world. Australia is ranked 13th in the Transparency International list.
United States was at 16th in the earlier table and now it has slipped down to 18th. However, the research body warns of worrying signs of populism in Donald Trump’s presidential victory.
Berlin-based anti-corruption organization adds New Zealand has joined Denmark at the top spot of most corruption-free countries in the world.
The group uses World Bank data, World Economic Forum and other institutions to find our corruption levels of 176 countries.
Below are the top 50 corruption-less countries:
Denmark, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Singapore, Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Australia, Iceland, Belgium, Austria, United States, Ireland, Japan, Uruguay, Estonia, France, Bahamas, Chile, United Arab Emirates, Bhutan, Israel, Portugal, Barbados, Qatar, Slovenia, Taiwan, Botswana, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Cape Verde, Dominica, Lithuania, Dominica, Lithuania, Brunei, Costa Rica, Spain, Georgia, Latvia, Grenada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Malta, Mauritius.