Israel ranked 28th in world corruption, according to Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index 2005.
By JPOST.COM STAFFIsrael ranked 28th in world corruption, according to Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index 2005.
More than two-thirds of the 159 nations surveyed scored less than 5 out of a clean score of 10, indicating serious levels of corruption in a majority of the countries.
"Corruption is a major cause of poverty as well as a barrier to overcoming it," said Transparency International Chairman Peter Eigen. "The two scourges feed off each other, locking their populations in a cycle of misery. Corruption must be vigorously addressed if aid is to make a real difference in freeing people from poverty."
Corruption was perceived as most rampant in Chad, Bangladesh, Turkmenistan, Myanmar and Haiti - also among the poorest countries in the world.