Sunday, November 7, 2010

How Corrupt is Your Country?

With governments committing huge sums to tackle the world’s most pressing problems, from the instability of financial markets to climate change and poverty, corruption remains an obstacle to achieving much needed progress.

The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that nearly three quarters of the 178 countries in the index score below five, on a scale from 10 (very clean) to 0 (highly corrupt). These results indicate a serious corruption problem.

This information is compiled and provided by Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption. Some countries that interest me rank as follows

Denmark #1

Canada #6

United Kingdom #20

United States #22

Ghana #62

Rwanda #66

Italy #67

India #87

Pakistan #143

Iraq #175

Afghanistan #176

Somalia #178 (most corrupt)

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