Germany, Berlin: A report released on Wednesday by Transparency International’s (TI) 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) shows that while corruption is still prevalent around the world, people can succeed in the fight against the scourge when they stand together, Corruption Watch reported. Denmark comes top in the list as the cleanest country with regard to corruption while India comes at 76th position with 38 points and Somalia comes at bottom.
A country’s score refers to the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0-100, where 0 means that it’s perceived as highly corrupt and 100 that it’s perceived as clean. A country’s rank indicates its position relative to the other countries included in the index – 168 in 2015. The CPI scores and ranks countries or territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. It is a composite index, a combination of surveys and assessments of corruption, collected by a variety of reputable institutions and based on expert opinions of public sector corruption.
According to the CPI, the top 10 cleanest countries are Denmark, Finland, Sweden, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Singapore, Canada, and Germany, and the U.S is ranked 16th. As for GCC countries, Qatar comes in 22nd, UAE 23rd, Saudi Arabia 48th, Bahrain 50th, Kuwait 55th, and Oman 60th, out of 168 countries included in the index.
Regarding member states of the Organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC), Jordan came in 45th place, Malaysia 54th, Turkey 66th, Burkina Faso and Tunisia 76th, Benin 83rd, Albania, Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Morocco and Suriname tied in 88th, Mali 95th, Djibouti, Gabon, and Niger tied in 99th. Maldives, and Palestine, they were not included in the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index as for the member states of Brunei Darussalam.
Ivory Coast and Togo came in 107th, Mauritania and Mozambique tied in 112th, Pakistan came in 117th, Azerbaijan, Guyana, and Sierra Leone came in 119th, Gambia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan tied 123rd, Cameroon 130th, Iran 130th, Nigeria, Comoros, and Tajikistan 136th, Bangladesh, Guinea, and Uganda came in 139th, Chad 147th, Uzbekistan 153rd, Syria and Yemen 154th, Guinea Bissau 158th, Iraq, Senegal, and Libya tied 161st, Sudan 165th, Afghanistan 166th, and Somalia came in 167th place.