In a new list of NGO, Transparency International, which is a non-governmental organization which studies on corruption across the world. In its new list, India stands below China and Bhutan. This indicates that India is a most corrupt country among these three when compared.

Anyway, its performance found to be better than its other neighboring countries such as Bangladesh and Pakistan. Transparency International has kept India at 81st rank on corruption list in 2017 with 40 points. When we look at the neighboring countries of India, Pakistan is ranked at 117th, Bangladesh at 143th, Myanmar 130th and Sri Lanka on 91st. On the positive side, Bhutan has the best score of 67 points, which puts it in 26th rank on the list.

China is at number 77th on the list with a score of 41 points. Means China showed less correction compared India. Russia is marked for its high-profile fraud cases because of series of anti-corruption rallies influencing government and culture officials.  It stands at 135th out of 180 countries in Transparency International’s 25th annual Corruption Perceptions Index. It scored 29 points according to the NGO.  According to which, 0 points given to the countries with the highest corruption while 100 points to countries which are completely clean.

According to this list, New Zealand is a least corrupt country. New Zealand placed on the top of the list with a score of 89 points. Denmark is in the second position with 88 points with Finland on third with a score of 85 points.

Syria, Somalia, South Sudan considered the most corrupt countries with scores of 14, 9, 12 and, respectively. Out of three countries that were close to India in 2016 study; Belarus moved up to 68th position with a score of 44 and China to 77th scored 41points. Brazil has slipped to 96th with scoring 37 points.

Transparency International puts India in the most vulnerable countries on the issue of corruption and freedom of the press in the Indo-Pacific region. The organization said in its report that countries like Philippines, India and the Maldives are not only corruptions countries but also cases of murders of journalists are high.


Transparency International said, “In some countries across the region (Asia Pacific), journalists, activists, opposition leaders and even staff of law enforcement or watchdog agencies are threatened, and in the worst cases, even murdered”.

“The analysis, which incorporates data from the Committee to Protect Journalists, shows that in the last six years, more than nine out of 10 journalists were killed in countries that score 45 or less on the index,” it said.

“Philippines, India and the Maldives are among the worst regional offenders in this respect. These countries score high for corruption and have fewer press freedoms and higher numbers of journalist deaths,” it added.

“No activist or reporter should have to fear for their lives when speaking out against corruption. Given current crackdowns on both civil society and the media worldwide, we need to do more to protect those who speak up,” Transparency International Managing Director Patricia Moreira said.

According to Transparency International

Countries on the top of the list:

New Zeland and Denmark on first place with a score of 90, Finland at 3rd Sweden at 4th Switzerland 5th, Norway 6th Singapur 7th, Netherland 8th, Canada 9th,  Germany 10th.

Countries at the bottom of the list (most corrupt countries): Somalia ranked as a most corrupt country. Other lower ranking countries were Syria, South Sudan, North Korea, Afghastihan, and Iraq.

What is Transparency International

Transparency International took shape in 1993. Some peoples decided to start a fight against corruption and a thought of Transparency International took a shape. Now it is present in about more than 100 countries.  It tries to create awareness and inspires people to stand against the corruption which is going on across the world.

It is a nonprofit organization.  Its main purpose is to fight against global corruption and to prevent crime which is occurring secondary to corruption. It has a legal status of a German registered voluntary association and it serves as an umbrella organization.  According to the 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, Transparency International was at number 9 out of 100 in the Top Think Tanks Worldwide (non-U.S.) category and at number 27 out of 150 in the Top Think Tanks Worldwide (U.S. and non-U.S.) category.

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