Monday, September 29, 2008

Poland ranks 58 in most corrupt countries ranking

Poland ranked 58th in an index of the most corrupt countries in the world prepared by Transparency International, sharing the spot with Lithuania and Turkey

The report, which was based on perception of corruption by businesspeople and other professionals, revealed that Poland has scored 4.6, up by 0.4 points from last year. Stanislaw Cichocki, executive director at Transparency International said that Poland's score and perception improved due to the fact that the country is in the lead as one that has changed for the better.

Countries such as Somalia and Iraq were among those showing the highest levels of perceived corruption. "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.

Of 180 countries, Denmark, New Zealand and Sweden share the highest score at 9.3, while Somalia, Iraq and Myanmar scored the least.

"Stemming corruption requires strong oversight through parliaments, law enforcement, independent media and a vibrant civil society," said Labelle.
  • Note: The results are way, way, way too low; obviously someone was bribed...