India 76th in global corruption index


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.

Corruption Perceptions Index Map

Botswana bordering South Africa is actually a low corruption country per this index.


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Looks like Chile might serve as an example to follow for Latin America in this respect.


Chile and that land on the East end that is yellow is Uruguay. I think I do detect Costa Rica as being somewhat non-corrupt in Central America, it’s just that it is difficult to see.

Somewhere, they have the whole order of countries, Denmark 1st and so on, to Somalia, the last country.


Corruption is a particular problem if the country is socialist leaning. Without corruption, the heavily socialized countries of northern Europe are capable of running fairly successful programs. As corruption eats away at government surplus, and the ability of the government to direct the payments away from the powerful and the connected, socialism itself becomes impossible.

Maybe the same is not true of a more capitalistic economy, where government connections do not count for so much. While the capitalist system set forth by Pincochet was definitely ruthless when it came to human rights, it really does stand out virtually any other culturally Spanish country in terms of corruption.
Maybe when the economic centre of a country is moved away from government into the private sector, there is less incentive for corruption in the first place.

Nordic cultures always have been more collectivist and community minded with their smorgasbords and what not, and that is possibly why corruption does not play such a role in those cultures. People believe in the system there; it is part of their nature.

Outside of such a cultural milieu, it can be more dog eats dog, where milking the system for personal gain is an accepted norm.


Wow. Greenland has no yellow or red at all.

Righteous nation! :thumbsup:



Chile could also be an example for the US pension system. They privatized their version of Social Security in 1981, while the US continues to operate a mandatory Ponzi scheme. A system of mandatory savings would be a huge improvement over a system that is unsustainable and is also being tried in a few other Latin American countries.


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