International anti-graft, watchdog, Transparency International, has released the latest list of countries ranked highest in corruption practices.
Out of the 180 countries study in the report, Nigeria scored 27 over 100, and was ranked 144/180. Somalia, a country located at Sub-Saharan Africa was listed as the country with the highest corruption report. It scored 10 over 100 and was raked 180 out of 180 countries analyzed.
Denmark, a country located at Western Europe and member of the European Union scored 88 over 100 and was ranked 1st and the best country with a ‘No’ or little corruption report.
The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released by Transparency International reveals that the continued failure of most countries to significantly control corruption shoring up a crisis of democracy around the globe.
The 2018 CPI draws on 13 surveys and expert assessments to measure public sector corruption in 180 countries and territories, giving each a score from zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).
More generally, countries with high levels of corruption can be dangerous places for political opponents. Practically, all of the countries where political killings are ordered or condoned by the government are rated as highly corrupt on the CPI.
Cross analysis with global democracy data reveals a link between corruption and the health of democracies. Full democracies score an average of 75 on the CPI; flawed democracies score an average of 49; hybrid regimes – which show elements of autocratic tendencies – score 35; autocratic regimes perform worst, with an average score of just 30 on the CPI.