Somalia is the most corrupt in the world, Denmark the least, while America’s falling score is a ‘red flag’, according to a global corruption watchdog.
Transparency International highlighted Hungary and the United States in their Corruption Perceptions Index for 2018, with America being knocked from the top 20 ‘cleanest’ list.
Trump’s America lost four points and dropped out of the top 20 least corrupt nations for the first time since 2011, while Hungary’s politics has taken on more autocratic overtones, according to the researchers.
‘A four point drop in the CPI score is a red flag and comes at a time when the US is experiencing threats to its system of checks and balance, as well as an erosion of ethical norms at the highest levels of power,’ the Berlin-based organization said.
A map showing the most corrupt countries in red and the ‘cleanest’ countries in yellow, Europe is the best continental region, while Africa is mired in corruption at the top levels of government
Their list shows Denmark at the top (left) with Somalia placing at the bottom (right), the data is based on data from the World Bank and World Economic Forum among other institutions