Transparency International – Iraq, Kurdistan region one of the most corrupt nations on earth in 2021

File photo, Erbil, Capital of Iraqi Kurdistan (David Stanley/CC BY 2.0)

Iraq, in Transparency International’s annual report, was ranked as the tenth most corrupt country globally, tied with Zimbabwe, Cambodia, and Honduras, with a score of 23 out of 100. While showing a slight improvement by moving up three places from the bottom in 2021, Iraq still lags significantly behind the global average of 43.

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