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Global graft watchdog says Somalia most corrupt nation
www.chinaview.cn 2008-09-23 20:07:08



NAIROBI, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Somalia is perceived as the most corrupt among 47 countries on the continent that were surveyed by graft watchdog, Transparency International.

The TI 2008 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) launched on Tuesday in Nairobi highlights the fatal link between poverty, failed institutions and graft.

But other notable backsliders in the 2008 CPI indicate that the strength of oversight mechanisms is also at risk among the wealthiest.

"While corruption is indeed one of the most formidable challenges to good governance, development and poverty reduction in Somalia, the vast majority of the people are victims of corruption," the TI-Kenya told a news conference in Nairobi.

In East Africa, Tanzania fairs relatively well as the 32nd most corrupt country with a CPI score of 3.0 while Uganda is listed as the 20th most corrupt state in Sub Saharan Africa at a score of 2.6.


"In the poorest countries, corruption levels can mean the difference between life and death, when money for hospitals or clean water is in play," said Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International.

"The continuing high levels of corruption and poverty plaguing many of the world's societies amount to an ongoing humanitarian disaster and cannot be tolerated. But even in more privileged countries, with enforcement disturbingly uneven, a tougher approach to tackling corruption is needed."

Guinea, Sudan and Chad shared the score of the countries perceived as the second most corrupt nations while Botswana, Mauritius and Cape Verde respectively are perceived as least corrupt, according to the 2008 Corruption Perception Index.

The report rankled Kenya which is the East Africa's biggest economy as the most corruption nation in the region.

The CPI shows that Kenya was the 16th most corrupt country out of 47 nations in Sub-Saharan Africa with a score of 2.1. Botswana,Mauritius and Cape Verde remained the least corrupt countries having scored above the mid point of 5.

South Africa is also below average with a score of 4.9 (the lower the CPI score, the more corrupt a nation is perceived).

The report however shows that Benin, Mauritius and Nigeria have significantly reduced corruption while Burundi and Somalia have worsened compared to last year.

Africa remained poor because corruption has been seen as the major setback to alleviating poverty since the scarce funds and resources available are lost to few individuals.

The poor results also showed that most African countries are unlikely to meet the 2005 Paris Declaration deadline of making aid more effective by 2010.

"The CPI scores of most African countries indicate that progress in meeting the 2010 deadline for full implementation of the declaration is lagging dangerously," the report said.

The poor ratings also showed that most Africans may not access basic services such as health and education. The report indicated that developed countries have high scores showing their determination to fight corruption.

Denmark, New Zealand, Sweden, Singapore, Finland and Switzerland were rated as the least corrupt countries respectivelywith a CPI score of above 9.

The United States of America has a CPI score of 7.3; The UnitedKingdom has a score of 7.7 while Germany stands at 7.9 and China scoring 3.6.

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Corruption leads to War
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graft and corruption is a disease that can't be cured.

graft and corruption exist as long as politicians exist......
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graft and corruption is the cancer in terms of political issues...

what do they like about corrupting anyway?
it really sucks...

i hate to admit that Philippines is
a corrupt country... since the
presidency of Marcos to Arroyo...

rich became richer
while
poor became poorer...

gosH, this is a total disease....
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the poLiticians who's causing it shouLd be put to death!lol
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zendude wrote:

I believe that this should really be at Extended Discussion.
~REPORTED

Pointing something out:
The Philippines is on there twice. That is such a disappointment.





homa21 wrote:

most popular here in the philippines,it sucks








denpam wrote:

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pweTTy_nio wrote:

graft and corruption is the cancer in terms of political issues...

what do they like about corrupting anyway?
it really sucks...

i hate to admit that Philippines is
a corrupt country... since the
presidency of Marcos to Arroyo...

rich became richer
while
poor became poorer...

gosH, this is a total disease....




Philippine president faces new impeachment bid
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chinky_sonny wrote:



zendude wrote:

I believe that this should really be at Extended Discussion.
~REPORTED

Pointing something out:
The Philippines is on there twice. That is such a disappointment.





homa21 wrote:

most popular here in the philippines,it sucks








denpam wrote:

Philippines
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pweTTy_nio wrote:

graft and corruption is the cancer in terms of political issues...

what do they like about corrupting anyway?
it really sucks...

i hate to admit that Philippines is
a corrupt country... since the
presidency of Marcos to Arroyo...

rich became richer
while
poor became poorer...

gosH, this is a total disease....




Philippine president faces new impeachment bid


i hope dey'll impeach gLoria, like noW...

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pweTTy_nio wrote:


chinky_sonny wrote:



zendude wrote:

I believe that this should really be at Extended Discussion.
~REPORTED

Pointing something out:
The Philippines is on there twice. That is such a disappointment.





homa21 wrote:

most popular here in the philippines,it sucks








denpam wrote:

Philippines
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pweTTy_nio wrote:

graft and corruption is the cancer in terms of political issues...

what do they like about corrupting anyway?
it really sucks...

i hate to admit that Philippines is
a corrupt country... since the
presidency of Marcos to Arroyo...

rich became richer
while
poor became poorer...

gosH, this is a total disease....




Philippine president faces new impeachment bid


i hope dey'll impeach gLoria, like noW...



In Phils what its ganna be?

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chinky_sonny wrote:


pweTTy_nio wrote:


chinky_sonny wrote:



zendude wrote:

I believe that this should really be at Extended Discussion.
~REPORTED

Pointing something out:
The Philippines is on there twice. That is such a disappointment.





homa21 wrote:

most popular here in the philippines,it sucks








denpam wrote:

Philippines
Philippines
Philippines
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pweTTy_nio wrote:

graft and corruption is the cancer in terms of political issues...

what do they like about corrupting anyway?
it really sucks...

i hate to admit that Philippines is
a corrupt country... since the
presidency of Marcos to Arroyo...

rich became richer
while
poor became poorer...

gosH, this is a total disease....




Philippine president faces new impeachment bid


i hope dey'll impeach gLoria, like noW...



In Phils what its ganna be?



we had to stop corruption...
of course, starting form ourselves...

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The 2007 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index
According to the annual survey by the Berlin-based organization Transparency International, Finland, Denmark, and New Zealand are perceived to be the world's least corrupt countries, and Somalia and Myanmar are perceived to be the most corrupt. The index defines corruption as the abuse of public office for private gain and measures the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among a country's public officials and politicians. It is a composite index, drawing on 14 polls and surveys from 12 independent institutions, which gathered the opinions of businesspeople and country analysts. Only 180 of the world's 193 countries are included in the survey, due to an absence of reliable data from the remaining countries. The scores range from ten (squeaky clean) to zero (highly corrupt). A score of 5.0 is the number Transparency International considers the borderline figure distinguishing countries that do and do not have a serious corruption problem.

Countries that have significantly improved their rating since the 2006 index were Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominica, Italy, Macedonia, Namibia, Romania, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, and Swaziland. Some of the countries that have a significantly worse rating since 2006 include Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Bhutan, Jordan, Laos, Macao, Malta, Mauritius, Oman, Papua New Guinea, and Thailand.

Country
rank Country 2007
CPI Score
1. Denmark 9.4
Finland 9.4
New Zealand 9.4
4. Singapore 9.3
Sweden 9.3
6. Iceland 9.2
7. Netherlands 9.0
Switzerland 9.0
9. Canada 8.7
Norway 8.7
11. Australia 8.6
12. Luxembourg 8.4
United Kingdom 8.4
14. Hong Kong 8.3
15. Austria 8.1
16. Germany 7.8
17. Ireland 7.5
Japan 7.5
19. France 7.3
20. USA 7.2
21. Belgium 7.1
22. Chile 7.0
23. Barbados 6.9
24. St. Lucia 6.8
25. Spain 6.7
Uruguay 6.7
27. Slovenia 6.6
28. Estonia 6.5
Portugal 6.5
30. Israel 6.1
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 6.1
32. Qatar 6.0
33. Malta 5.8
34. Macao 5.7
Taiwan 5.7
United Arab Emirates 5.7
37. Dominica 5.6
38. Botswana 5.4
39. Cyprus 5.3
Hungary 5.3
41. Czech Republic 5.2
Italy 5.2
43. Malaysia 5.1
South Africa 5.1
South Korea 5.1
46. Bahrain 5.0
Bhutan 5.0
Costa Rica 5.0
49. Cape Verde 4.9
Slovakia 4.9
51. Latvia 4.8
Lithuania 4.8
53. Jordan 4.7
Mauritius 4.7
Oman 4.7
56. Greece 4.6
57. Namibia 4.5
Samoa 4.5
Seychelles 4.5
60. Kuwait 4.3
61. Cuba 4.2
Poland 4.2
Tunisia 4.2
64. Bulgaria 4.1
Croatia 4.1
Turkey 4.1
67. El Salvador 4.0
68. Colombia 3.8
69. Ghana 3.7
Romania 3.7
71. Senegal 3.6
72. Brazil 3.5
China 3.5
India 3.5
Mexico 3.5
Morocco 3.5
Peru 3.5
Suriname 3.5
79. Georgia 3.4
Grenada 3.4
Saudi Arabia 3.4
Serbia 3.4
Trinidad and Tobago 3.4
84. Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.3
FYR Macedonia 3.3
Gabon 3.3
Jamaica 3.3
Kiribati 3.3
Lesotho 3.3
Maldives 3.3
Montenegro 3.3
Swaziland 3.3
Thailand 3.3
94. Madagascar 3.2
Panama 3.2
Sri Lanka 3.2
Tanzania 3.2
98. Vanuatu 3.1
99. Algeria 3.0
Armenia 3.0
Belize 3.0
Dominican Republic 3.0
Lebanon 3.0
Mongolia 3.0
105. Albania 2.9
Argentina 2.9
Bolivia 2.9
Burkina Faso 2.9
Djibouti 2.9
Egypt 2.9
111. Eritrea 2.8
Guatemala 2.8
Moldova 2.8
Mozambique 2.8
Rwanda 2.8
Solomon Islands 2.8
Uganda 2.8
118. Benin 2.7
Malawi 2.7
Mali 2.7
Sao Tome and Principe 2.7
Ukraine 2.7
123. Comoros 2.6
Guyana 2.6
Mauritania 2.6
Nicaragua 2.6
Niger 2.6
Timor-Leste 2.6
Viet Nam 2.6
Zambia 2.6
131. Burundi 2.5
Honduras 2.5
Iran 2.5
Libya 2.5
Nepal 2.5
Philippines 2.5
Yemen 2.5
138. Cameroon 2.4
Ethiophia 2.4
Pakistan 2.4
Paraguay 2.4
Syria 2.4
143. Gambia 2.3
Indonesia 2.3
Russia 2.3
Togo 2.3
147. Angola 2.2
Guinea-Bissau 2.2
Nigeria 2.2
150. Azerbaijan 2.1
Belarus 2.1
Congo, Republic 2.1
Côte d´Ivoire 2.1
Ecuador 2.1
Kazakhstan 2.1
Kenya 2.1
Kyrgyzstan 2.1
Liberia 2.1
Sierra Leone 2.1
Tajikistan 2.1
Zimbabwe 2.1
162. Bangladesh 2.0
Cambodia 2.0
Central African Republic 2.0
Papua New Guinea 2.0
Turkmenistan 2.0
Venezuela 2.0
168. Congo, Democratic Republic of 1.9
Equatorial Guinea 1.9
Guinea 1.9
Laos 1.9
172. Afghanistan 1.8
Chad 1.8
Sudan 1.8
175. Tonga 1.7
Uzbekistan 1.7
177. Haiti 1.6
178. Iraq 1.5
179. Myanmar 1.4
Somalia 1.4


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No it's bad for the economy and for the people, it's like stealing the peoples taxes for the sake of your own wealth.... It will tend to be a chain reaction, people will get used to that kind of corrupted life and get used to it and do it all the time. Changesof how you run the country will be the best solution for it
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