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Posted On: 24 January 2020 10:09 am
Updated On: 3 March 2020 12:01 pm

Qatar ranks 30th in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index 2019

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The State of Qatar was ranked 30th in the world out of 180 countries in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index 2019, advancing three positions compared to last year.

The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority said today that the annual index is published by Transparency International. They noted that the index is of particular interest to states, investors, developmental and rights organizations all over the world.

The index relies on 13 different institutions, as well as experts and the business communities. It uses data from international organizations such as the World Bank, World Economic Forum, International Institute for Management Development (IMD), and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Qatar's score of 62 was 23 points higher than the average for the Middle-East and North Africa region. The organization noted the negative impact some of the recent developments in the region had on the countries' scores. They highlighted that the State of Qatar was one of the top countries in the region thanks to its efforts in transparency and combatting corruption.

This comes despite the unjust blockade imposed on the country. The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority highlighted that a lot of the state's efforts in the field of transparency were not reflected by the index, given that it is based on research done last year.

Source: Qatar News Agency