Iraq Falls in Corruption Perceptions Index

By John Lee.

Transparency International has said that Iraq has fallen one place in its global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).

From at total of 177 countries, Iraq came in at number 171, putting it in 7th-last position.

This result puts it ahead of countries such as Libya, South Sudan, and Somalia (which came last), and just behind Syria, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Denmark and New Zealand shared first place, followed closely by Finland and Sweden.

The Corruption Perceptions Index is a composite index, drawing on corruption-related data collected by a variety of reputable institutions.

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