December 03, 2021

North Korea far and away the world’s most corrupt country: report

Efforts to snuff out corruption fail to make a dent, though expert says practices help people survive amid challenges

North Korea is the most corrupt country in the world, an anti-corruption association said on Thursday, marking the second year in a row the DPRK received the ignominious title.

Trace International ranked North Korea 194th of 194 countries under its matrix that assessed countries in four categories: business interactions with government entities, anti-bribery deterrence and enforcement, government and civil service transparency and capacity for civil society oversight.