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More than 6 billion people live in countries where serious levels of public sector corruption are fueling inequality and exploitation, according to Transparency International's 2015 index of perceived public sector corruption. The group's annual report measures perceptions of corruption due to the secrecy surrounding most corrupt dealings. Two thirds of the 168 countries assessed were identified as having a serious corruption problem. Somalia, which has been mired in conflict since civil war broke out in 1991, ranks bottom of the list. (Photo by Feisal Omar/Reuters)

More than 6 billion people live in countries where serious levels of public sector corruption are fueling inequality and exploitation, according to Transparency International's 2015 index of perceived public sector corruption. The group's annual report measures perceptions of corruption due to the secrecy surrounding most corrupt dealings. Two thirds of the 168 countries assessed were identified as having a serious corruption problem. Somalia, which has been mired in conflict since civil war broke out in 1991, ranks bottom of the list. (Photo by Feisal Omar/Reuters)
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13 May 2016 12:10:00
A man rides his loaded tricycle next to three schoolgirls in Shanghai on  December 11, 2015. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)

A man rides his loaded tricycle next to three schoolgirls in Shanghai on December 11, 2015. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)
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17 Dec 2015 08:05:00
Actors portraying "corrupted people" participate in the "Unmask the Corrupt" event, organized by the Transparency International non-governmental organization to create awareness on corruption, in Lima, November 12, 2015. (Photo by Mariana Bazo/Reuters)

Actors portraying "corrupted people" participate in the "Unmask the Corrupt" event, organized by the Transparency International non-governmental organization to create awareness on corruption, in Lima, November 12, 2015. (Photo by Mariana Bazo/Reuters)
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16 Nov 2015 08:00:00
Protesters wearing masks perform during anti-austerity and anti-graft protests in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on January 11, 2013. More than 5,000 Slovenians gathered in the center of Ljubljana on Friday to protest against a corruption scandal that threatens to bring down the government. Slovenia's anti-corruption commission said earlier this week that Prime Minister Janez Jansa had been unable to explain the source of some of his income in recent years. (Photo by Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters /The Atlantic)

Protesters wearing masks perform during anti-austerity and anti-graft protests in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on January 11, 2013. More than 5,000 Slovenians gathered in the center of Ljubljana on Friday to protest against a corruption scandal that threatens to bring down the government. Slovenia's anti-corruption commission said earlier this week that Prime Minister Janez Jansa had been unable to explain the source of some of his income in recent years. (Photo by Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters via The Atlantic)
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05 Apr 2013 08:55:00
A schoolgirl collects rubbish from Karachi's Clifton beach early morning April 22, 2013, during a cleaning campaign as part of the commemoration of Earth Day. (Photo by Akhtar Soomro/Reuters)

A schoolgirl collects rubbish from Karachi's Clifton beach early morning April 22, 2013, during a cleaning campaign as part of the commemoration of Earth Day. (Photo by Akhtar Soomro/Reuters)
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23 Apr 2013 07:24:00
A member of the pro-government “red shirt” movement attacks a Buddhist monk outside the National Anti-Corruption Commission office in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok March 24, 2014. Members of the movement attacked the monk after he shouted complaints to the group blocking a road near the National Anti-Corruption Commission. (Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)

A member of the pro-government “red shirt” movement attacks a Buddhist monk outside the National Anti-Corruption Commission office in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok March 24, 2014. Members of the movement attacked the monk after he shouted complaints to the group blocking a road near the National Anti-Corruption Commission. (Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)
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29 Mar 2014 13:50:00
A schoolgirl runs past a burning barricade in Kibera slum, Nairobi on May 23, 2016 during a demonstration of opposition supporters protesting for a change of leadership ahead of a vote due next years. (Photo by Carl De Souza/AFP Photo)

A schoolgirl runs past a burning barricade in Kibera slum, Nairobi on May 23, 2016 during a demonstration of opposition supporters protesting for a change of leadership ahead of a vote due next years. (Photo by Carl De Souza/AFP Photo)
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24 May 2016 09:44:00


A group of Japanese schoolgirls marching in formation during a school visit to the third regiment to experience the soldier's way of life. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). Circa 1938
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01 Jun 2011 09:18:00