Corruption is a worldwide issue that plagues the transparency of governments and public offices across the globe. But while most countries have to face a certain degree of corruption, other nations can serve as an example for the rest of the world. Following, we would like to present you with a list we have compiled of the least corrupt countries in the world, according to the statistics issued in late 2013 by Transparency International.
Transparency International, a survey agency based in Germany, evaluates 176 countries and territories across the globe and ranks them according to their perceived level of corruption. Corruption, as defined by the experts at Transparency International, represents the misuse of public power, typically for personal gains. The score, called CPI (Corruption Perception Index) ranges from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). Each year, according to the scores received, Transparency International ranks the countries in order. Based on their list, we have selected the top 7 least corrupt countries in the world.
Curious to see which countries have made it on the list? Let’s take a look at the countdown.