The annual Corruption Perceptions Index produced by Amnesty International ranks countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption by capturing the informed views of analysts, businesspeople and experts in 180 countries around the world. The index defines corruption as the misuse of public power for private benefit. It ranks them on a scale from 100 (very clean) to 0 (highly corrupt). The UK had a score of 77 in 2019, placing it in 12th position ahead of France, Spain and the USA but behind Germany and most scandinavian countries.
Analysis of the 2019 Index shows corruption is more pervasive in countries where big money can flow freely into electoral campaigns and where governments listen only to the voices of wealthy or well-connected individuals.
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