Transparency International has published the 2020 CPI, which shows that most countries have made little to no progress in tacking corruption over the past 10 years, but also that more than two-thirds score below 50 on the index – which scores from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). Of the 180 countries assessed, the average score is 43.
There is little significant change, with Denmark and New Zealand leading, closely followed by Finland, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland – all scoring 85 or more. Meanwhile, South Sudan and Somalia score 12, with Syria, Yemen and Venezuela not much better.
The UK scores 77 alongside Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. The US is on 67 (in 25th place).