Corruption is the embezzlement of public funds for personal gain. It also means attaining unfair advantages in government procurement and state appointments. Corruption leads to economic turmoil and under development in any country where such practices are rife. Western nations like the United States and other European nations are doing a greater job in this aspect. This can be attributed to proper governing structures and a constitution that stipulates tough penalties for anyone caught engaging in this vice. The third world countries are more prone to corruption because of poor state structures and low literacy levels among majority of the citizens. Those in power therefore take this opportunity to enrich themselves and their close friends. In this article I will rank the top 10 most corrupt countries in the world. Let’s begin the countdown.
10. South Sudan
This is the youngest country in the world having attained its independence as recently as 2011. It was all joy and cheers when they seceded from Sudan but all this was all short lived when the reality that they had a government to run and infrastructure to build set in. It lacked proper government structures and those in power took advantage of this to exploit the countries resources to their benefit. They acquired resources for themselves in the wrong way and therefore South Sudan makes it into the list of the top 10 most corrupt countries in the world. The common people suffered as a result and as we speak there is civil unrest in this young country as the people fight for the control of this country.