- If you're reading this list of corrupt countries, there's only a slight chance that you live among the world's top 10 offenders. But few live under a government that's uncorrupted. Some 70 percent of the world is seen as more corrupt than good, according to the 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released Wednesday.
The index is the work of Transparency International, a Berlin-based graft watchdog group, ranking 176 countries by perceived public sector corruption. The group draws on assessments from a variety of sources including the World Bank, the Economist Intelligence Unit and Transparency International's own Bribe Payers Survey.
Somalia, North Korea and Afghanistan shared the most corrupt country title with scores of 8 (the lower the number, the more corrupt). Denmark, Finland and New Zealand tied for the least dishonorable spot with a corruption ranking of 90.