According to Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions index, Egypt is the 68th most corrupt country out of the 176 assessed in 2016.
According to Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, Egypt ranks 108 out of 176 countries assessed for corruption in 2016, making it the 68th most corrupt country assessed. The Index uses a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean), with the global median sitting at 43 – below the midpoint. According to this scale, Egypt ranked 34 – well below the midpoint.
Somalia, South Sudan, and North Korea were the top three most corrupt countries that were assessed, scaled at 10, 11, and 12 respectively. The least corrupt countries assessed were New Zealand, Denmark, and Finland scaled at 90, 90, and 89 respectively.
The assessment was reported based on a country’s ability to uphold “press freedom, access to information about public expenditure, stronger standards of integrity for public officials, and independent judicial systems,” according to Transparency International. Misappropriation of funds, bribery, extortion, and untrustworthy public institutions were common characteristics of countries that scored below the median, including Egypt.
The Index expressed a dire need to work on thwarting corruption as most of the countries assessed had declined in their ranking. No country managed to score a 100.
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