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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

Last updated on: December 6, 2012 10:21 IST
A vendor transports garlands of marigold flowers on his motorcycle to sell at a market in Allahabad.

Corruption continues to ravage societies around the world, reveals Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index 2012.

Two thirds of the 176 countries ranked in the 2012 index score below 50, on a scale from 0 (perceived to be highly corrupt) to 100 (perceived to be very clean), showing that public institutions need to be more transparent, and powerful officials more accountable.

The Corruption Perceptions Index scores countries on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).  While no country has a perfect score, two-thirds of countries score below 50, indicating a serious corruption problem.

Take a look at how the most corrupt nations score in the Corruption Index...

India

Corruption index score: 36
Score range: 24-47
Country rank: 94

Scale: 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).

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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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Workers build walls at a construction site at Pudong Lujiazui financial area in Shanghai.

China

Corruption index score: 39
Score range: 28-55
Country rank: 80


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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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A man feeds his camels while waiting for customers in a cattle market in the outskirts of Karachi.

Pakistan

Corruption index score: 27
Score range: 19-38
Country rank: 139

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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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Somalia's seaport bustles with business as trucks come to offload ships of their cargo in Mogadishu.

Somalia

Somalia is the world's most corrupt nation.

Corruption index score: 8
Score range: 2-12
Country rank: 174


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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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Buildings in Pyongyang, including the Ryugyong Hotel pyramid.

North Korea

Corruption index score: 8
Score range: 1-12
Rank: 174

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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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An Afghan man sells watermelons on his cart along a street as he waits for customers at the old part of Kabul.

Afghanistan

Corruption index score: 8
Score range: 1-12
Country rank: Rank: 174

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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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Khartoum, Sudan.

Sudan

Corruption index score: 13
Score range, maximum: 21
Country rank: Rank 173

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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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A toddler sits infront of piles of bananas at a shop in a market in Yangon.

Myanmar

Corruption index score: 15
Score range: 6-21
Country rank: 172

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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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Parliament of Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan

Corruption index score: 17
Score range: 11-22
Country rank: 170

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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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A woman looks out from her stall selling traditional garments and textiles at a market in the Turkmen capital Ashgabat.

Turkmenistan

Corruption index score: 17
Score range: 11-21
Country rank: 170

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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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Iraq.

Iraq

Corruption index score: 18
Score range: 11-21
Country rank: 169

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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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An aerial view toward Caracas downtown, Venezuela

Venezuela (Rank 165)

Corruption index score: 19
Score range: 12-25
Country rank: 165

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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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Haiti

Corruption index score: 19
Score range: 11-23
Country rank: 165

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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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A refugee girl from Darfur carries her brother outside the International Medical Corps' clinic at Mile refugee camp in eastern Chad.

Chad

Corruption index score: 19
Score range: 12-25
Country rank: 165

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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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A Burundian villager carries a hip of mattresses for sell in the streets of capital Bujumbura.

Burundi

Corruption index score: 19
Score range: 12-28
Country rank: 165

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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe

Corruption index score: 28
Score range, maximum: 38
Country rank: 163

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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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A woman with a picture of Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo on her clothes walks along a street in Bata.

Equatorial Guinea

Corruption index score: 20
Score range: 17-22
Country rank: 163

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Mass demonstration in Bayda, Libya.

Libya

Corruption index score:
Score range: 2-31
Country rank: 160

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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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Ricefield on Don Det, Laos.

Laos

Corruption index score: 21
Score range: 19-23
Country rank: 160

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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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Recruits of the Congolese Revolutionary Army march during military training in Rumangabo military camp, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Corruption index score: 21
Score range: 12-32
Country rank: 160

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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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Ismoil Somoni monument in Dushanbe.

Tajikistan

Corruption index score: 22
Score range: 11-32
Country rank: 157

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Angkor Wat.

Cambodia

Corruption index score: 22

Score range: 12-37
Country rank: 157

 

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World's most corrupt nations, India at 94

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Bay of Luanda (view from Luanda Island), Angola.

Angola

Corruption index score: 22
Score range: 17-31
Country rank: 157

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Jibla town.

Yemen

Corruption index score: 23
Score range: 16-31
Country rank: 156

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan

Corruption index score: 24

Score range: 18-32
Country rank: 154

 

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Children in Guinea.

Guinea

Corruption index score: 24
Score range: 12-32
Country rank: 154

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Paraguay.

Paraguay

Corruption index score: 25

Score range: 21-36
Country rank: 150

 

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Port Moresby Town, Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea

Corruption index score: 25
Score range: 11-35
Country rank: 150