Even though we all like to complain about how untrustworthy politicians are, not many of them are directly responsible for the suffering of millions of our own countrymen. Unlike the public figures in our countries that we all love to hate, the corrupt individuals we are about to talk about have managed to run their nations into the grown by perpetuating a culture of corruption and duplicity beyond any reasonable point.
Based on index polls and surveys from more than 20 independent institutions, we found out what are the world’s most corrupt countries and just how bad things are for the people inhabiting them because of the tremendous levels of corruption that plague them. Without further ado, here are the ten most corrupt countries in the world today.
This landlocked country in Central Asia is one of the most corrupt on the planet, a country that despite its natural resources, is still surprisingly poor due to bad management. Formerly part of the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan borders Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan. While Uzbekistan enjoys a positive GDP growth for many years now, most of its wealth is distributed among a small circle of ruling elite members.