Transparency International released its 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index. It measures perceived public sector corruption in 180 countries and territories on a scale of 0 to 100.
A score of 100 means successfully containing corruption. Scoring 50 or lower have serious problems. While the average global score was only 43. According to the research, most countries across the world are making little or no progress in ending corruption.
Over the past six years Ivory Coast, Senegal, and the UK all making progress. While Syria, Yemen, Australia, and Hungary all deteriorating. New Zealand was top's first as world's least corrupt nation in 2017 with a score of 89. Denmark top's second with a score of 88.
The third place was shared between Finland, Norway, Switzerland with a score of 85.Along with Austria and Belgium, the United States came 16th with a score of 75. Syria, South Suda, and Somalia were at the bottom of the index with a score lower than 15. The score starts with 0 denotes highly corrupted and ends with 0 means Very clean.