Corruption can be defined as the paying and receiving of bribes for preferential treatment. Corruption indexes are introduced by Transparency International every year. They have a special criteria to measure the corruption through 13 independent surveys in any country or governments. The rankings of the countries which can be the most corrupt in the world in 2012 and 2013 are following.

No. Flags Country Score Location
1.

Somalia
8 Africa
2.

North Korea 8 Asia
3.

Afghanistan 8 Asia
4.

Sudan 13 North Africa
5.

Myanmar 15 Asia
6.

Uzbekistan 17 Asia
7.

Turkmenistan 17 Asia
8.

Iraq 18 Asia
9.

Venezuela 19 South America
10.

Haiti 19 South America

Factors To Measure Corruption In Public Sector In Any Country

  1. Rank Cause of corruption Index
  2. Lack of sanctions or impunity 0.93
  3. Inertia and inaction 0.86
  4. Desire for personal enrichment 0.84
  5. Lack of transparency 0.81
  6. Lack of motivation due to the drop in purchasing power 0.81
  7. Arbitrary career promotion 0.79
  8. Abuse of power by public offi cials 0.78
  9. Poor functioning of the administration 0.7
  10. Lack of clear rules and standards of conduct 0.66
  11. Pressure from superiors/high-ranking persons 0.57
  12. Excessive patronage and tutelage 0.53
  13. Everyone else does it 0.44
January 13, 2010 | Mohsin Ali | 13 Comments | 502 views