No Country gets close to a perfect score in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2016.
India has marginally improved its ranking in graft watchdog Transparency International’s corruption perception index for 2016, the list which is topped by New Zealand and Denmark which are jointly ranked as the world’s least corrupt nations.
Berlin-based anti-graft organisation has used the World Bank data, World Economic Forum and other institutions to rank 176 countries by perceived levels of the corruption in the public sector.
The scores run from zero, which is highly corrupt, to 100, which is very clean.
India, China and Brazil with a score of 40 each figured in 10 key economies in the mid-range.
India’s score has improved by two points as in 2015 the country had scored only 38.
At the bottom of the index, Somalia which was ranked the most corrupt country. Other countries with lower rankings which are typically point to badly performing in the public institutions, bribery or corruption were Syria, South Sudan, North Korea, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Top-scoring countries (yellow in the map below) are far outnumbered by the orange and red countries where citizens face tangible impact of corruption on a daily basis.