Corruption and economic turmoil often go hand-in-hand. In western nations like the United States, and in many European countries, we often see corruption come to light as the result of whistleblowers or journalistic efforts. But in many other areas of the world, however, corruption plays a major role in fostering staggering poverty and broken economic systemsin a much more blatant way.
1. Somalia Corruption score: 8 Power structure: Almost none; “in the process of building afederal parliamentary republic” – CIA
2. North Korea Corruption score: 8 Power structure: Dictatorship.
3. Afghanistan Corruption score: 8 Power structure: Islamic Republic.
4. Sudan Corruption score: 11 Power structure: Federal Republic.
5. South Sudan Corruption score: 14 Power structure: Republic.
6. Libya Corruption score: 15 Power structure: Transitional.
7. Iraq Corruption score: 16 Power structure: Federal Parliamentary Constitutional Republic
8. Uzbekistan Corruption score: 17? Power structure: Republic.
9. Turkmenistan Corruption score: 17 Power structure: Presidential
10. Syria Corruption score: 17 Power structure: Authoritarian Republic.