Greece Has Been Declared The Most Corrupt Country In The Developed World, But There's Hope

Transparency International released its annual survey of global corruption perception yesterday.

Topping the list in the OECD is Greece.

But there may be hope.

The head of Transparency International wrote an op-ed in The Guardian and attempted to strike a positive tone by pointing to the success of Hong Kong:

Corruption can be tackled, but the reforms must run deep…

The creation of a strong anti-corruption body proved a turning point in Hong Kong in the 1970s, helping it emerge from the control of organised crime to its present reputation for integrity – it’s now ranked 14th in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index. It has prosecuted more than 12,000 public officials.

Greece, sitting 80 places further down that ranking, needs to follow that example and allow no impunity for corruption.

Here is the infographic showing the countries perceived as most corrupt in the OECD, starting with the least corrupt.

oecd corruption score

Photo: Transparency International

You can read the full report here.

SEE MORE: The Most Corrupt Country In The Whole World >

NOW WATCH: Money & Markets videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at