Corruption is the result of human errors, and has become a part of nature of many of us who consider that gaining personal benefits has no alternative. In simple words, we can say that corruption occurs due to self-interest and is a form of selfishness. A lot of countries the world over are suffering from corruption. Explore the list of top 10 most corrupt countries in the world in 2015.
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During the Saddam regime, the corruption took very serious form in Iraq. Every year, millions of dollars are being stolen, and some of this money is being spent on terrorism projects. The government of Iraq seems to have failed to take serious action against the corrupt individuals.
Turkmenistan spent 69 years under the Soviet Union and their time with the Soviets has left negative impacts on the government. The country got freedom in 1991, but the totalitarian rule of the Soviets have still be a part of the country. The corruption rate in Turkmenistan is very high.
Uzbekistan is a country rich in resources, but the government doesn’t allow anyone to get benefited from those resources other than the individuals present in government sector. This has paved the ways for private sector persons to commit crimes and be a part of corruption.
Myanmar is rich in natural resources such as oil, timber and gems. The country has many blessings which are not being used wisely. After emerging from five decades of military rule in March 2011, Burma (Myanmar) drafted an anti-corruption law, state officials repaid embezzled funds. The corruption and bribery in this country are extremely high.
South Sudan is known to produce half a million barrels per day, and the USD10 billion in oil revenues collected since 2005 has funded nearly 98 percent of the government’s budget. The country has so many corrupt departments and there are least measures against them by government.
Haiti was struck by a massive earthquake in 2010. The country received around two million dollars funds. According to the 2011 Human Rights Report by the U.S. State Department, Haiti has never spent any of the funds for the welfare of people because most of money is in hands of corrupt individuals.
Venezuela has mass amounts of oil. This country can be self-developed if the natural resources are used nicely. The country is suffering from ills such as political patronage, cronyism, and of course, corruption. In Venezuela, even the police department has corrupt individuals.
According to Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index, Somalia is one of the world’s most corrupt countries, with high rate of conflicts and corruption. It seems that corruption has become a must element of every public or private sector department of Somalia and the government is continuously ignoring the fact.
Afghanistan is a state riddled with the corruption of bribery. Bribery and the menace of kickbacks have become common issues of this country. Afghanistan is no short of corrupt individuals in each and every sector.
1. Korea (North)
North Korea is plagued by structural corruption in its political and bureaucratic system since the early 1990s when the Stalinist North Korea collapsed. Unfortunately, the government has failed to take serious actions against those who are making the country a corrupt and restless one day by day.
Do you live in any of these countries?