Updated Jan 29, 2022 - World

Mapped: The world's most and least corrupt countries

Data: Transparency International; Map: Jared Whalen/Axios

The most corrupt governments in the world are in South Sudan, Syria and Somalia, according to Transparency International's annual index, while the "cleanest" are in Denmark, Finland and New Zealand.

  • Breaking it down: The U.S. is 27th, China 66th, India 85th, Brazil 96th and Russia 136th. Scroll over the map to see each country's ranking.
  • Details: The index is based on the perceptions of corruption in each country from experts and businesspeople.

Editor's note: This story originally published on Jan. 27.

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