How Corrupt is Your Country? by Sophie Everett
Every year, we score and rank countries and territories on their perceived levels of public sector corruption. Then we make the data visual – using clear, bold shapes to turn our scores into a story. The result: corruption made visible.
In 2012 we built our design from circles. Using colour and size, we mapped the level of corruption for each country. The headline messages are clear immediately: the spread of size and colours shows the urgent state of corruption worldwide (the chart is overwhelmingly red).