Poorly equipped schools, counterfeit medicine and elections decided by bribes are just some of the consequences of public sector corruption. According to Transparency International, nowhere on earth is deemed totally free of corruption. Denmark, New Zealand, Finland and Sweden were rated the least corrupt nations worldwide, according to Transparency International.

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Author: Niall McCarthy is Media Relations Manager at Statista

Image: A woman walks through shadows cast by columns June 10, 2014.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor