Moldova – the most corrupted country, according to the opinion of the population
The ninth edition of Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer series – the world’s largest survey asking citizens about their direct personal experience of bribery in their daily lives, their perceptions of corruption challenges in their own countries, and their willingness to act against corruption. The results of this latest edition of the survey have been published via a series of regional reports. This summary brings together those reports and covers 119 countries, territories and regions around the globe. It is based on interviews with 162,136 adults from March 2014 until January 2017 and it identifies the key differences between the regions and key results by place.
When we looked at the results by country and took a simple average of the results for the seven public sector categories (the president’s office, members of parliament, government officials, tax officials, the police, judges/magistrates and local government councillors), we were able to show in which place people generally perceive their public sector to be highly corrupt and in which places people generally perceive their public sector to be much cleaner. The table below shows the top scoring places in both the corrupt and clean categories. For example, in Moldova almost seven in ten people say that people working in these public sector institutions are highly corrupt compared with just 6 per cent in Germany who said the same.