Libya has been ranked among the lowest in the world in a global corruption ranking system released on Tuesday.

In its annual report for 2022, the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which measures how corrupt each country's public sector is perceived to be, gave Libya 17 out of 100.

Libya came sixth from the bottom of the chart trailing after Yemen at 16 and Syria at 13.

The index uses a range of data from external sources, including the World Bank and the World Economic Forum, and produces a relative average for each nation between 0 (highly corrupt) and 100 (very clean).

Libya's CPI ranking system remained unchanged from 2020, but Transparency International attributed this stalemate to the country's endemic instability.

The report sees no light at the end of the tunnel for Libya under the fragile security situation and the weakness of the state.

"Decades of inequality, poverty, and corruption inflamed tensions around the Arab Spring, sparking a fragile security situation and ongoing unrest," wrote Transparency International.

"Now, the state is incapacitated, allowing inequality to fester and corruption to maintain its hold."

The instability has prevented the country from holding elections, leaving no clear path forward, they said.