Thursday, October 24, 2013

The World’s Least Corrupt Nations

Denmark, Finland and New Zealand are leaders when it comes to the world’s least corrupt countries, according to Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2012. The Corruption Perceptions Index is presented on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). India secures the 94th position in the index with a score of 36.

Denmark With a large welfare state and a highly prosperous economy, Demark is ranked as the least corrupt country in the world. Score: 90

Finland Finland is known to have a very low number of corruption charges. It is believed that the nation has successfully fought against government corruption and now Finland’s records are among the worlds most transparent. Score: 90

New Zealand New Zealand is very well known for its democratic institutions strength, government transparency and lack of corruption. Score: 90

Sweden Sweden is considered to be one of the most highly developed states in the world. The country is ranked among the top 10 least corrupt countries in the world. Score: 88

Singapore Singapore is consistently rated as one of the least corrupt countries in the world. Singapore is known for its freedom of speech, effective criminal justice, order and security. Score: 87

Switzerland Switzerland has the best environment records among nations in the developed world. It is among the oldest constitutions in the world and ranks as one of the top 10 countries with least corruption. Score: 86

Australia With an organized political culture, Australia is listed among the world’s top 10 countries which are known to be transparent and least corrupt. Score: 85

Norway Norway uses a civil law system and features a free market activity. The country is one of the least corrupt countries in the world and a notable participant in international development. Score: 85

Canada The Canadian government guarantees basic rights and freedoms that is usually not overridden. This makes Canada one of the least corrupt countries in the world. Score: 84

Netherlands Netherlands characterized by its neutrality and has a long tradition of social tolerance. The country is listed among the world’s least corrupt countries. Score: 84

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