Which country are the world’s most corrupt?
6 / 6 7 / 6 The report compiled by Transparency International ranks the world by the amount of money that countries spend on corruption, and is published each year.
Countries have been grouped into four categories: those that “have committed significant or ongoing corruption”; those that are “most corrupt”; those with “a low degree of corruption”, and those with the lowest level of corruption.
Transparency International has compiled this annual ranking every year since 1999.
Some of the world’ biggest economies are not included, as they do not provide full details of their spending.
The list also does not include countries like Russia, which is in the process of reforming its laws.
In recent years, the United States and Britain have emerged as the most corrupt countries in the world.
While the US and Britain are now far from being completely clean, they are not far behind the rest of the list.
Countries that spend more on corruption include Russia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
Source: Transparency International 2017 Corruption Report for the United Nations (PDF, 1MB) The UK is also one of the top countries in terms of corruption per head.
It ranks at number six on the list, behind China and the United Arab Emirates.
The UK spends $1,543 per head on corruption per capita.
Meanwhile, China is ranked number three on the corruption list, with $1.7 billion spent on corruption last year.
Vietnam is ranked fourth on the corrupt list, at $1 million spent per capita, and Malaysia is number five at $853,000 spent per person.
Countries ranked on the lower end of the corruption scale include Indonesia ($543), Malaysia ($853), and Vietnam ($813).
Countries with the highest level of income inequality are also among the top ten.
Russia, ranked number seven on the overall corruption index, spends $5.1 billion on corruption.
While India spends the least on corruption ($5.6 billion), it spends more than twice as much per person on corruption as Russia ($4.4 billion).
This gap has been widening in recent years.
The gap between Russia and India widened by nearly a third last year to $4.8 billion, according to Transparency International.