Denmark the cleanest country, Somalia at bottom of Corruption Perceptions Index 2015

Tehran, Jan 28, IRNA – The Transparency International’s (TI) 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) was released on Wednesday, and it shows that while corruption is still prevalent around the world, people can succeed in the fight against the scourge when they stand together, Corruption Watch reported.

Denmark comes top in the list as the cleanest country with regard to corruption while Somalia comes at the bottom.
The CPI reveals that the number of countries that improved their scores in the 2015 edition of the index are more than those that declined.
A country’s score refers to the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0-100, where 0 means that it’s perceived as highly corrupt and 100 that it’s perceived as clean. A country’s rank indicates its position relative to the other countries included in the index – 168 in 2015.
The CPI scores and ranks countries or territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. It is a composite index, a combination of surveys and assessments of corruption, collected by a variety of reputable institutions and based on expert opinions of public sector corruption.
The CPI is the most widely used indicator of corruption worldwide. Countries’ scores can be helped by open government and leaders who are willing to be held accountable by the public, while a poor score is a sign of prevalent bribery, lack of punishment for corruption, and public institutions that are dismissive of citizens’ needs.
According to the CPI, the top 10 cleanest countries are Denmark, Finland, Sweden, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Singapore, Canada, and Germany, and the U.S is ranked 16th.