Lebanon Is Ranked The 39th Most Corrupt Country In The World

Well, it’s no surprise that Lebanon’s biggest problem is corruption. It’s the main reason why Lebanon hasn’t been able to progress and get the basic infrastructure it deserves; like electricity, water, proper internet, public transportation, roads and the list goes on. In this year’s report by Transparency International, Lebanon came in the 136th position, out of 176. It dropped by 13 positions when it ranked at the 123rd position the year before. Not sure what happened to have resulted in Lebanon become more corrupt. The Index explains how the 

lower-ranked countries

 tend to be plagued by untrustworthy and badly functioning public institutions like the police and judiciary. Even where anti-corruption laws are on the books, in practice they’re often skirted or ignored – which is the case in Lebanon. No one is held accountable.People frequently face situations of

People frequently face situations of bribery and extortion, rely on basic services that have been undermined by the misappropriation of funds, and confront official indifference when seeking redress from authorities that are on the take.

Two-thirds of the 176 countries ranked below the half-way mark.

Top 10 Least Corrupt Countries

1. Denmark

2. New Zealand

3. Finland

4. Sweden

5. Switzerland

6. Norway

7. Singapore

8. Netherlands

9. Canada

10. Germany

Top 10 Most Corrupt Countries

(Just to make ourselves feel better)

1. Somalia

2. South Sudan

3. North Korea

4. Syria

5. Yemen

6. Sudan

7. Libya

8. Afghanistan

9. Guinea-Bissau

10. Venezuela

You can view the full report

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