India 76th in global corruption index
According to Transparency International’s corruption perceptions index, Nigeria’s rating is a far cry from the top ten in the world as is being speculated in some quarters.
In Transparency International’s corruption perceptions index report for 2015, Nigeria ranked very low, at 136 out of 168 countries.
Around two thirds of the 175 countries in the Index fall below a 50-point score, showing that widespread corruption continues to be a problem.
This slight drop was probably due to corruption cases which had tainted the public sector, the Berlin-based organisation said on Wednesday.
Out of a possible score of 100 points, Denmark racked up 91 with Finland at 90 and Sweden at 89. Although corruption is still rife globally, more countries improved their scores in the 2015 edition of Transparency International’s CPI than declined.
Among other countries, the United States ranked 16th and Russian Federation 119th. Britain rose three spots to place 10th, with a score of 81 that tied it with Germany and Luxembourg. North Korea and Somalia are at the bottom of the list with eight points each.
In Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Malaysia were seen as becoming more corrupt previous year.
Botswana bordering South Africa is actually a low corruption country per this index.