30 Jan '17, 2am

The Most (And Least) Corrupt Countries In The Middle East - Dominic Dudley (Forbes)

Dominic Dudley Forbes JAN 26, 2017 Transparency International has released its latest rankings of corruption around the world and, as ever, there is little to cheer about in the Middle East, with five of the world’s ten most corrupt countries coming from the region. The worst performer is Syria, which is ranked 173rd out of 176 countries, followed by Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Iraq. It is no coincidence that all of these countries are poor and war-ravaged, but even in the wealthier and more peaceful corners of the region the problem of corruption is generally getting worse rather than better. On a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean), 90% of countries in the region scored less than 50 points, which Transparency International deems a failing score. Only the UAE, Israel and Qatar managed to stay above that threshold. The UAE is ranked highest, at 24th in the world ...

Full article: https://blog.limkitsiang.com/2017/01/30/the-most-and-leas...

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