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20 most corrupt countries in the world

Last updated on: February 10, 2012 14:13 IST

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Corruption is a big problem not only in India, but across the world.

Here we take a look at 20 most corrupt countries in the world, according to The Daily Beast.

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1. Uzbekistan

Corruption Index: 89.6 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 8.4

Corruption of the Press: 9.4

Political Rights Corruption: 10.0

Civil Liberties Corruption: 10.0

Business Disclosure Opacity: 7.0

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2. Eritrea

Corruption Index: 87.8 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 7.5

Corruption of the Press: 9.4

Political Rights Corruption: 10.0

Civil Liberties Corruption: 10.0

Business Disclosure Opacity: 7.0

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3. Laos

Corruption Index: 87.8 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 7.8

Corruption of the Press: 8.5

Political Rights Corruption: 10.0

Civil Liberties Corruption: 8.6

Business Disclosure Opacity: 9.0

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4. Afghanistan

Corruption Index: 86.3 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 8.5

Corruption of the Press: 7.5

Political Rights Corruption: 8.6

Civil Liberties Corruption: 8.6

Business Disclosure Opacity: 10.0

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5. Equatorial Guinea

Corruption Index: 84.2 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 8.1

Corruption of the Press: 9.0

Political Rights Corruption: 10.0

Civil Liberties Corruption: 10.0

Business Disclosure Opacity: 5.0

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6. Belarus

Corruption Index: 83.0 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 7.6

Corruption of the Press: 9.3

Political Rights Corruption: 10.0

Civil Liberties Corruption: 8.6

Business Disclosure Opacity: 6.0

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7. Democratic Republic of Congo

Corruption Index: 82.5 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 8.0

Corruption of the Press: 8.1

Political Rights Corruption: 8.6

Civil Liberties Corruption: 8.6

Business Disclosure Opacity: 8.0

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8. Swaziland

Corruption Index: 81.3 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 6.9

Corruption of the Press: 7.6

Political Rights Corruption: 10.0

Civil Liberties Corruption: 7.2

Business Disclosure Opacity: 9.0

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9. Iran

Corruption Index: 79.1 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 7.3

Corruption of the Press: 9.1

Political Rights Corruption: 8.6

Civil Liberties Corruption: 8.6

Business Disclosure Opacity: 6.0

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10. Ethiopia

Corruption Index: 78.5 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 7.3

Corruption of the Press: 7.8

Political Rights Corruption: 8.6

Civil Liberties Corruption: 8.6

Business Disclosure Opacity: 7.0

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11. Chad

Corruption Index: 78.2 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 8.0

Corruption of the Press: 7.5

Political Rights Corruption: 10.0

Civil Liberties Corruption: 8.6

Business Disclosure Opacity: 5.0

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12. Syria

Corruption Index: 76.8 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 7.4

Corruption of the Press: 8.4

Political Rights Corruption: 10.0

Civil Liberties Corruption: 8.6

Business Disclosure Opacity: 4.0

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13. Ivory Coast

Corruption Index: 76.4 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 7.8

Corruption of the Press: 6.8

Political Rights Corruption: 10.0

Civil Liberties Corruption: 8.6

Business Disclosure Opacity: 5.0

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14. Venezuela

Corruption Index: 76.0 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 8.1

Corruption of the Press: 7.6

Political Rights Corruption: 7.2

Civil Liberties Corruption: 7.2

Business Disclosure Opacity: 8.0

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15. Iraq

Corruption Index: 75.5 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 8.2

Corruption of the Press: 6.8

Political Rights Corruption: 7.2

Civil Liberties Corruption: 8.6

Business Disclosure Opacity: 7.0

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16. Yemen

Corruption Index: 73.9 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 7.9

Corruption of the Press: 8.3

Political Rights Corruption: 8.6

Civil Liberties Corruption: 7.2

Business Disclosure Opacity: 5.0

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17. Burundi

Corruption Index: 73.6 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 8.1

Corruption of the Press: 7.4

Political Rights Corruption: 7.2

Civil Liberties Corruption: 7.2

Business Disclosure Opacity: 7.0

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18. Angola

Corruption Index: 72.3 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 8.0

Corruption of the Press: 6.4

Political Rights Corruption: 8.6

Civil Liberties Corruption: 7.2

Business Disclosure Opacity: 6.0

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19. Cambodia

Corruption Index: 71.9 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 7.9

Corruption of the Press: 6.3

Political Rights Corruption: 8.6

Civil Liberties Corruption: 7.2

Business Disclosure Opacity: 6.0

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20. Haiti

Corruption Index: 69.9 out of 100

Factors (each out of 10):

Public Perception of Corruption: 8.2

Corruption of the Press: 4.9

Political Rights Corruption: 5.7

Civil Liberties Corruption: 7.2

Business Disclosure Opacity: 9.0

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