Denmark leads way in anti-corruption league
Denmark comes out on top in Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index with a score of 92 (based on a 0-100 scale where zero is perceived to be highly corrupt) and 100 perceived to be very clean. North Korea and Somalia shared last place, scoring just eight.
“The 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that economic growth is undermined and efforts to stop corruption fade when leaders and high level officials abuse power to appropriate public funds for personal gain,” said José Ugaz, the chair of Transparency International.
“Corrupt officials smuggle ill-gotten assets into safe havens through offshore companies with absolute impunity,” Ugaz added. “Countries at the bottom need to adopt radical anti-corruption measures in favour of their people. Countries at the top of the index should make sure they don’t export corrupt practices to underdeveloped countries.”
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