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Reuters

Posted at Dec 03 2014 03:29 PM | Updated as of Dec 04 2014 06:11 PM

BERLIN - Berlin-based watchdog Transparency International published its Corruption Perceptions Index for 2014 on Wednesday.

The index is based on expert opinions of public sector corruption and ranks countries on a scale from 0 (perceived to be highly corrupt) to 100 (perceived to be very clean).

10 Most Corrupt Countries in the World

Somalia (score 8)
North Korea (score 8)
Sudan (score 11)
Afghanistan (score 12)
South Sudan (score 15)
Iraq (score 16)
Turkmenistan (score 17)
Uzbekistan (score 18)
Libya (score 18)
Eritrea (score 18)

10 Least Corrupt Countries in the World

Denmark (score 92)
New Zealand (score 91)
Finland (score 89)
Sweden (score 87)
Norway (score 86)
Switzerland (score 86)
Singapore (score 84)
Netherlands (score 83)
Luxembourg (score 82)
Canada (score 81)

The Philippines improved slightly in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index, ranking 85 out of 175 countries with a score of 38/100.

  Last year, the Philippines had a 36/100 score and a rank of 94.