Corruption, which is the most dangerous form of social stigma, has today inflicted most of the countries. People witness and bear the brunt of this social evil on a daily basis which acts as the biggest developmental barrier to the masses. Transparency International Index (TII), a global civil society organization dedicated to curb corruption, conducted a survey among 114,000 residents of 107 nations where more than one person feels corruption has aggravated in the previous two years. The survey was mainly conducted to check the existence of corruption in each of these nations.
Let us read further to take a sneak peak at the most corrupt nations of the world as listed in transparency.org
Liberia is the most corrupt nation in the world as per the Transparency International. 86 percent Liberians takes corruption as a very serious social stigma, as its own protector of law like the legislatures and police are highly corrupt in the country. The residents of this country pay bribe for almost every task in both the public and private sectors. Post civil war, Cops appeared to be the most corrupt officials followed by government employees.
Mongolia, an Asian country is one of the most corrupt countries in the world. This nation has one of the world’s fastest growing economies as its gross domestic product rose at an estimated 12.3 percent, according to the International Monetary Fund. But corruption serves as a critical threat to the country’s continued growth as well as to its democracy. Corruption has become pervasive in the country, after “rapid transition to democracy and a market economy created huge demands on bureaucracy that lacks the [means] to prevent corruption,” TII said. 86 percent of Mongolians believe corruption in the public sector is a very serious problem. Unlike other countries, health services, judiciary, and public officials are more corrupt in Mongolia than police and politicians. Medical, judicial and education sectors turns out to be the most bribed sectors.
Venezuela, an urbanized country in Latin America now emerges as one of the most corrupt nations in the world. Corruption in Venezuela came into existence since the discovery of oil in the early twentieth century. This had further worsened corruption in political arenas. Venezuela’s corruption includes widespread corruption in the police force followed by corrupt public officials. 83 percent believed corruption to be the most serious problem in the country, said the TNI.
In Zimbabwe, an South African nation, corruption has become widespread and prevalent within its political, private and civil sectors. As per the survey commissioned by Transparency International index, it was found that Zimbabwean regarded the public sector as the most corrupt sector in the country. In this survey, respondents favored the police as being most corrupt institution followed by political parties, parliament/legislature, civil servants and the judiciary. A Transparency International director announced that the country loses $5 million to corruption every day. Zimbabwe is one such country where its masses feel the high prevalence of corruption even in media.