Transparency International has published its 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index(CPI), which ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their administrative and political institutions are perceived to be on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) and a 100 (very clean).
Compiled from a combination of surveys and assessments of “the abuse of entrusted power for private gain,” the CPI is the most widely used indicator of corruption worldwide.
Syria, in the midst of a brutal civil war, dropped eight points in the last year as government officials profit from the food crisis.
Libya, in the midst of post-revolutionary turmoil, dropped six points to surpass Iraq in official corruption.
Here’s the top 18:
Denmark, New Zealand, Finland, and Sweden are list as the four least corrupt countries.
And here’s an interactive version of the map:
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