The 10 Least Corrupt Nations

Denmark, Finland, Sweden top the list
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2016 12:50 PM CST
The 10 Least Corrupt Nations
Flags from 14 nations fly in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Scandinavian countries apparently know how to steer clear of corruption. Anti-corruption body Transparency International is out with its annual list of the least corrupt countries in the world, based on expert opinions, and Denmark, Norway, and Sweden all find a spot in the top 10. Denmark tops the list with a score of 91 out of 100, where 100 means a squeaky-clean reputation, per CNBC. The US improved its score slightly to 76 to sit at 16th, reports the Week, while Brazil saw the biggest decline, falling seven spots to 76th with a score of 38. The top 10 look pretty good in comparison.

  1. Denmark: 91
  2. Finland: 90
  3. Sweden: 89
  4. New Zealand: 88
  5. Netherlands: 87
  6. Norway: 87
  7. Switzerland: 86
  8. Singapore: 85
  9. Canada: 83
  10. Germany: 81
Click for the full list. (Read more corruption stories.)

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