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Transparency International's 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).

Transparency International e.V. (TI) is an international non-governmental organization based in Berlin, Germany, founded in 1993. Since 1996 TI has published the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) annually. The CPI ranks countries "by their levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys."

The organization generally defines corruption as "the misuse of public power for private benefit."
The CPI 2016 ranks 176 countries/territories on a scale from 100 (very clean) to 0 (highly corrupt).

Below you will find the list of countries, from the least corrupt states to the most corrupt nations.

The Top 10 of the least corrupt countries in 2016 is dominated by European nations with three exceptions: New Zealand shares the first place with Denmark, both countries scored 90 out of hundred points, as the countries which are least affected by corruption.
Singapore, scored 84, is Asia's least corrupt country, ranked at no. 7. Canada ranked at no. 9 is the least corrupt country in the Americas.

TI states: "Higher-ranked countries tend to have higher degrees of press freedom, access to information about public expenditure, stronger standards of integrity for public officials, and independent judicial systems."

Whereas the most corrupt countries are dominated by 'the usual suspects': Somalia (last 176), South Sudan (175), North Korea (174), Syria (173), Yemen (170), Sudan (170), Libya (170), Afghanistan (169), preceded by Guinea-Bissau (168) and Venezuela (166), the most corrupt country in all of the Americas.
All those countries are also in the Fragile States Index (formerly the Failed States Index), an annual report published by the United States think tank, the Fund for Peace official website.

Coincidentally five of these countries are affected by the latest US travel ban: Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria and Libya.

Iran, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Russia and Ukraine are ranked in the same spot (131) in the lower third of the list, making Russia and the Ukraine the most corrupt nations in Europe.

United States
The United States are ranked 18 in 2016, between Austria (17) and Ireland (19). But, an investigation by ProPublica, in conjunction with the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University, has found that officials fleeing prosecution in Colombia, China, South Korea, Bolivia, and Panama have found refuge for themselves and their wealth in this country [the U.S.], taking advantage of lax enforcement of U.S. laws and gaps in immigration and financial regulations. Many have concealed their assets and real-estate purchases by creating trusts and limited liability companies in the names of lawyers and relatives. Source: Pacific Standard

Muslim Nations
The countries with the largest Muslim population do mostly poorly like “Remarkable Indonesia”.
Such advertising slogans hide the fact that corruption is on a high level.
Indonesia scored 37 out of 100 (rank 90), Pakistan 32 (rank 116), Bangladesh 26 (145), Nigeria 28 (136), Iran 29 (131), Turkey, the country closest to Europe scored 41 (rank 75). Best ranked Muslim countries are the rich, oil-producing nations of the United Arab Emirates 66 (rank 24) and Qatar 61 (31), Jordan 48 (rank 57), oil-rich Saudi Arabia 46 (rank 62) and Oman 45 (rank 64).

“Incredible India” which owes its stunted development largely to the rampant corruption [1] is ranked together with China and Brazil, which have similar problems, on place 79.

Rank   Country 2016
Score
2015
Score
2014
Score
2013
Score
2012
Score
Region
1
Denmark 9091929190Europe
1
New Zealand 9088919190Asia Pacific
3
Finland 8990898990 Europe
4
Sweden 8889878988Europe
5
Switzerland 8686868586 Europe
6
Norway 8587868685Europe
7
Singapore 8485848687Maritime Southeast Asia
8
Netherlands 8387838384Europe
9
Canada 8283818184Americas
10
Germany 8181797879Europe
10
Luxembourg 8181828080Europe
10
United Kingdom 8181787674Europe
13
Australia 7979808185Asia Pacific
14
Iceland 7879797882Europe
15
Belgium 7777767575Europe
15
Hong Kong 7775747577 Asia
17
Austria 7576726969Europe
18
United States 7476747373Americas
19
Ireland 7375747269Europe
20
Japan 7275767474 East Asia
21
Uruguay 7174737372 South America
22
Estonia 7070696864Europe
23
France 6970697171Europe
24
Bahamas 66N/A717171Americas
24
Chile 6670737172 South America
24
United Arab Emirates 6670706968Middle East
27
Bhutan 6565656363Asia Pacific
28
Israel 6461606160Middle East
29
Poland 6262616058Europe
29
Portugal 6263636263Europe
31
Barbados 61N/A747576 Caribbean
31
Qatar 6171696868Middle East
31
Slovenia 6160585761Europe
31
Taiwan 6162616161Maritime Southeast Asia
35
Botswana 6063636465Sub Saharan Africa
35
Saint Lucia 60N/AN/A7171 Caribbean
35
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 60N/A676262 Caribbean
38
Cape Verde 5955575860Sub Saharan Africa
38
Dominica 59N/A585858 Caribbean
38
Lithuania 5961585754Europe and Central Asia
41
Brunei 58N/AN/A6055Maritime Southeast Asia
41
Costa Rica 5855545354Americas
41
Spain 5858605965Europe
44
Georgia 5752524952Europe
44
Latvia 5755555349Europe
46
Grenada 56N/AN/AN/AN/AAmericas
47
Cyprus 5561636366 Europe and Western Asia
47
Czech Republic 5556514849Europe
47
Malta 5556555657Europe
50
Mauritius 5453545257Sub Saharan Africa
50
Rwanda 5454495353Sub Saharan Africa
52
Korea (South) 5356555556 East Asia
53
Namibia 5253494848Sub Saharan Africa
54
Slovakia 5151504746Europe
55
Croatia 4951484846Europe
55
Malaysia 4950525049Maritime Southeast Asia
57
Hungary 4851545455Europe
57
Jordan 4853494548Middle East
57
Romania 4846434344Europe
60
Cuba 4747464648 Caribbean
60
Italy 4744434342Europe
62
Sao Tome and Principe 4642424242Sub Saharan Africa
62
Saudi Arabia 4652494644Middle East
64
Montenegro 4544424441Europe
64
Oman 4545454747Middle East
64
Senegal 4544434136Sub Saharan Africa
64
South Africa 4544444243Sub Saharan Africa
64
Suriname 4536363637South America
69
Greece 4446434036Europe
70
Bahrain 4351494851Middle East
70
Ghana 4347484645Sub Saharan Africa
72
Burkina Faso 4238383838Sub Saharan Africa
72
Serbia 4240414239Europe
72
Solomon Islands 42N/AN/AN/AN/AAsia Pacific
75
Bulgaria 4141434141Europe
75
Kuwait 4149444344Middle East
75
Tunisia 4138404141North Africa
75
Turkey 4142455049 Europe and Western Asia
79
Belarus 4032312931Europe
79
Brazil 4038434243 South America
79
China 4037364039 East Asia
79
India 4038383636 South Asia
83
Albania 3936333133Europe
83
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3938394242Europe
83
Jamaica 3941383838Americas
83
Lesotho 3944494945Sub Saharan Africa
87
Mongolia 3839393836Asia Pacific
87
Panama 3839373538Americas
87
Zambia 3838383837Sub Saharan Africa
90
Colombia 3737373636Americas
90
Indonesia 3736343232Asia Pacific
90
Liberia 3737373841Sub Saharan Africa
90
Morocco 3736393737North Africa
90
Macedonia (Rep. of) 3742454443Europe
95
Argentina 3632343435Americas
95
Benin 3637393636Sub Saharan Africa
95
El Salvador 3639393838Americas
95   Kosovo 3633333334Europe
95
Maldives 36N/AN/AN/AN/A South Asia
95
Sri Lanka 3637383740South Asia
101
Gabon 3534373435Sub Saharan Africa
101
Niger 3534353433Sub Saharan Africa
101
Peru 3536383838Americas
101
Philippines 3535383634 Maritime South East Asia
101
Thailand 3538383537 South East Asia
101
Timor-Leste 3528283033Maritime South East Asia
101
Trinidad and Tobago 3539383839 Caribbean
108
Algeria 3436363634North Africa
108
Côte d´Ivoire 3432322729Sub Saharan Africa
108
Egypt 3436373232Middle East and North Africa
108
Ethiopia 3433333333Sub Saharan Africa
108
Guyana 3429302728 South America
113
Armenia 3335373634 Europe and Western Asia
113
Bolivia 3334353434 South America
113
Vietnam 3331313131 South East Asia
116
Mali 3235322834Sub Saharan Africa
116
Pakistan 3230292827 South Asia and Central Asia
116
Tanzania 3230313335Sub Saharan Africa
116
Togo 3232292930Sub Saharan Africa
120
Dominican Republic 3133322932 Caribbean
120
Ecuador 3132333532South America
120
Malawi 3131333737Sub Saharan Africa
123
Azerbaijan 3029292827Central Asia
123
Djibouti 3034343636Sub Saharan Africa
123
Honduras 3031292628Central America
123
Laos 3025252621 South East Asia
123
Mexico 3035353434 North America
123
Moldova 3033353536Europe
123
Paraguay 3027242425 South America
123
Sierra Leone 3029313031Sub Saharan Africa
131
Iran 2927272528Middle East
131
Kazakhstan 2928292628Central Asia
131
Nepal 2927293127 South Asia
131
Russia 2929272828 Europe and Northern Asia
131
Ukraine 2927262526Europe
136
Guatemala 2828322933Central America
136
Kyrgyzstan 2828272424Central Asia
136
Lebanon 2828272830Middle East
136
Myanmar 2822212115 South East Asia
136
Nigeria 2826272527Sub Saharan Africa
136
Papua New Guinea 2825252525 Maritime South East Asia
142
Guinea 2725252424Sub Saharan Africa
142
Mauritania 2731303031North Africa
142
Mozambique 2731313031Sub Saharan Africa
145
Bangladesh 2625252726 South Asia
145
Cameroon 2627272526Sub Saharan Africa
145
Gambia 2628292834Sub Saharan Africa
145
Kenya 2625252727Sub Saharan Africa
145
Madagascar 2628282832Sub Saharan Africa
145
Nicaragua 2627282829Central America
151
Tajikistan 2526232222Central Asia
151
Uganda 2525262629Sub Saharan Africa
153
Comoros 2426262828Sub Saharan Africa
154
Turkmenistan 2218171717Central Asia
154
Zimbabwe 2221212120Sub Saharan Africa
156
Cambodia 2121212022 South East Asia
156
Democratic Republic of Congo 2122222221Sub Saharan Africa
156
Uzbekistan 2119181717Central Asia
159
Burundi 2021202119Sub Saharan Africa
159
Central African Republic 2024242526Sub Saharan Africa
159
Chad 2022221919Sub Saharan Africa
159
Haiti 2017191919 Caribbean
159
Republic of Congo 2023232226Sub Saharan Africa
164
Angola 1815192322Sub Saharan Africa
164
Eritrea 1818182025Sub Saharan Africa
166
Iraq 1716161618Middle East
166
Venezuela 1717192019 South America
168
Guinea-Bissau 1617191925Sub Saharan Africa
169
Afghanistan 15111288Central Asia
170
Libya 1416181521North Africa
170
Sudan 1412111113North Africa
170
Yemen 1418191823Middle East
173
Syria 1318201726Middle East
174
Korea (North) 128888Asia Pacific
175
South Sudan 11151514N/ASub Saharan Africa
176
Somalia 108888Sub Saharan Africa

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