According to usnews.com, the list of the 10 most corrupt countries were measured based on a survey of more than 16,000 people from four regions. This year 2019, Iraq surprisingly ranked first on the list.
Last year, Nigeria was first on the list because of the supposed corruption fight that President Buhari is fighting which has seen Nigeria’s former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki among others facing trial on charges of fraud and money laundering. According to Bloomberg. It is the country’s first high-profile corruption trial since Buhari took office.
Russia, the second most powerful country in the world was perceived as the sixth most corrupt country in the world last year also. The list looked bias as countries either opposed to US policies or the under-developed ones were all included.
Below are the 10 most corrupt countries in the world 2019
|Country Name||Corrupt Rank||Best Countries Overall Rank|
|Iraq||Corrupt Rank: 1||Best Countries Overall Rank: 80|
|Pakistan||Corrupt Rank: 2||Best Countries Overall Rank: 75|
|Iran||Corrupt Rank: 3||Best Countries Overall Rank: 79|
|Nigeria||Corrupt Rank: 4||Best Countries Overall Rank: 74|
|Colombia||Corrupt Rank: 5||Best Countries Overall Rank: 66|
|Angola||Corrupt Rank: 6||Best Countries Overall Rank: 78|
|Mexico||Corrupt Rank: 7||Best Countries Overall Rank: 35|
|Ghana||Corrupt Rank: 8||Best Countries Overall Rank: 69|
|Myanmar||Corrupt Rank: 9||Best Countries Overall Rank: 61|
|Guatemala||Corrupt Rank: 10||Best Countries Overall Rank: 64|
What is your take on the list of the world’s most corrupt countries. Do you think the list is bias?
List of World’s Most Corrupt Countries 2019 (Index Recent Report)
Iraq is a corrupt country ranked 1st due to the excessive mismanagement of the state’s resources by its public officials. Iraq is also a nation that isn’t at peace with itself.
According to Wikipedia, government officials in Iraq are known to have embezzled $2 billion USD while the citizens lavish in poverty.
Pakistan is the 2nd most corrupt country in the world as indexed above and this nation is located in the middle east. With all the riches in this country, people still suffer miserably.
Bribery is the order of the day in this country and even it has been termed one of the most dangerous places to go to on the earth as war has divivded the nation a lot and stagnated the nation’s growth.
Nigeria is the giant of Africa but when you pay a visit to this country, you would see why she has been ranked 3rd among the most corrupt countries in the world.
Even though the government of the day claim to fight this evil menace, it has been perceived by many of its citizens as a one sided affair in a bid to muzzle the opposition of the current government in power.
Colombia, is another country located in the northwest of South America and they are the fourth world’s most corrupt country this 2019.
Angola is an African country listed among the most corrupt nations in the African continent. The government has done little or nothing to alleviate poverty levels in the country.
Angola currently lacks some basic amenities as public funds is not properly accounted for. It will even shock you that the masses hardly feed well due to the corrupt minds ruling the affairs of Angola.
Mexico is another corrupt country where drugs, bribery, killings and all sort of vices exist at its maximum. Although, Mexico is close to the United States, cases of drug smuggling, illegal border crossing and other vices has been reported in this country.
There is hardly any drug lord who doesn’t trace his history to Mexico. These drug lords often bribe the police, politicians and other agencies just to get what they want and kill whoever opposes them.
Since Independence, corruption in Ghana has been in existence. Even though Ghana’s ranking on the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index has slightly improved, there is still a growing perception that government-related corruption is still on the rise.
Although corruption in Ghana can’t be compared to other countries in Africa, citizens frequently quote corruption as the main obstacle for doing business in the country, hence the increase in corruption cases.
Corruption in Myanmar is on another level and it is very serious. Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perception Index ranked the country 130th place out of 180 countries. Today, its now ranked 9th and has shown no signs of improvement.
Owing to failures in regulation and enforcement, corruption flourishes in every sector of the economy and businesses. Many investors consider corruption “a serious barrier to investment and trade in Myanmar.”
It is now common in Myanmar to charge illicit payments for government services, to bribe tax collectors to secure a lower tax payment, and to bribe customs officials to avoid paying customs duties.
According to Human Rights Watch, Guatemala has a weak and corrupt law enforcement institutions. Vices like in arms trafficking, money laundering, extortion, human smuggling, black-market adoptions, and kidnapping for ransom, and drug trade can be found in this country.