4 Dec 2013

NZ rated least corrupt country in the world

9:30 pm on 4 December 2013

New Zealand is the least corrupt country in the world, according to Transparency International.

New Zealand is tied with Denmark, with a score of 91 on the organisation's Corruptions Perception Index for the year.

The index measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption in countries worldwide, scoring them from 0, or highly corrupt, to 100, which represents very clean.

More than two-thirds of the 177 countries in the 2013 index scored below 50.

Afghanistan, Korea and Somalia were ranked the most corrupt with a score of 8.