As far as the ills of corruption is concerned, it is a burden shared by the whole world.

A new study by Transparency International has revealed that more than 80% of the world’s population, more than 6 billion people live in corrupt countries.

More than two-thirds of countries received a poor corruption score in study released on Wednesday, leaving most of the world’s population living in a country characterised as corrupt.

The global average score of the Corruption Perceptions Index, CPI 2017 by Transparency International was just 43 and 69% of all countries scored less than 50, with 100 being the best possible score.

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The report also said its findings are “disturbing” and that the majority of governments are moving “too slowly” on tackling corruption.

The analysis used factors such as freedom of the press, freedom of speech and the freedom of organisations to operate and influence public policy transparently.

The CDI then ranked 180 countries and territories from 1 to 100 based on perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople: A score of zero is “highly corrupt” and 100 is “very clean.”

No country got a perfect score, but New Zealand tops the list as the “cleanest” country – meaning its citizens perceived little corruption, with a score of 89, followed by Denmark at 88.

Thankfully, your dear Nigeria does not rank among the most corrupt as Syria, South Sudan and Somalia snatched the top positions of the most corrupt.

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