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Global Corruption Perceptions Index – Which country is the most corrupt?

The Global Corruption Perceptions Index, published by Transparency International, shows that Macedonia ranks 87th out of 180 countries in the world. The entire Western Balkans region is poorly rated by Transparency International, whose research shows that corruption is most prevalent in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Corruption Perceptions Index was launched in 1995. Since then, it has been a leading global indicator of public sector corruption in countries around the world, and in 2012, Transparency International revised its methodology to compare year-on-year results. Countries are ranked from 0 to 100, where 0 represents strong corruption, while 100 is a sign of extremely low corruption.

According to the Corruption Perceptions Index, the most transparent countries in 2021 are Denmark, Finland and New Zealand with 88 points. The most corrupt countries in the world are South Sudan with 11 points, Syria and Somalia with 13 points, Venezuela with 14 points, Yemen, North Korea and Afghanistan with 16 points.

Across the Western Balkans and in Turkey, which has an index of 38, the concentration of power is in the hands of autocratic leaders and their parties, which have undermined judicial independence, helping to maintain state captivity.

On a scale of 180 countries according to the 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index, Croatia ranks 63rd with 47 points. This is an identical result as last year.

When it comes to other countries in the region, Montenegro is in 64th place with 46, BiH with 35 out of 110, Serbia with 38 points in 96th place, while Slovenia is in 41st place with a score of 57.

Macedonia has a minimal progress of four points (39) compared to 2020 and is in 87th place, but is still in the red zone with high corruption.

Our country shares the 87th place with eight other countries Kosovo, Ethiopia, Colombia, Guyana, Morocco, Suriname, Tanzania and Vietnam.

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