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Qatar continues its advancement on the Corruption Perceptions Index and ranks 29th in the world, out of 180 countries, according to 2017 results

February 22, 2018

 

Qatar advanced two places to rank 29th out of 180 countries globally in the 2017 Corruption Perception Index (CPI), which is annually issued by Transparency International.

 

The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority stated in its report that the State of Qatar has scored 63 points this year, which boosted it to this advanced rank after being ranked 31th globally before.

 

ACTA pointed out that this rank, which is included in many other international indicators, confirms the success of the State of Qatar to maintain its leadership and progress in several fields, despite all circumstances.

 

ACTA stressed that the announcement of the results of the CPI index is the pivot of many countries, investors as well as Development and Rights Organizations all over the world, especially that this index relies on a number of sub-indicators issued by eminent international organizations such as the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Financial Information Unit of the Economist.

 

The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority indicated that the results of this year showed the progress of Qatar in the index, placing it in the second rank while most of other countries retreated after they have occupied advanced ranks in the last year.

 

The results of this year’s index also revealed the negative influences of recent evolutions in the region and the factors of political instability and conflicts, which resulted in a decline in the ranking of many countries in the Middle East.

 

The index results disclosed the negative influences of recent evolutions occurred in the region and the factors of political instability and disputes, taking back the rank of many Middle East countries. The CPI index further measures the perceived level of corruption in the public sector, according to 13 data sources, based on expert assessment and business opinions.

 

The Corruption Perceptions Index for the State public sector is based on a scale from 0 to 100, meaning zero is the highest degree of corruption perception, while 100 means the lowest degree of perception.