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Qatar ranked first in the Gulf and Arab countries in Corruption Perception Index.

Doha-QNA

January 27th 2016

Qatar was ranked the best Gulf and Arab country as per the Corruption Perception Index (CPI). In fact, issued annually by Transparency International, the CPI is the most important international index in the field.

According to results declared this morning by transparency International, Qatar achieved a huge progress in this indicator, having been ranked 22nd in the world out of 168 countries, thus achieving a progress of four positions compared to last year.

The results indicated that this year Qatar was able to surpass in ranking many European Union countries including, but not limited to France and Spain. This confirms Qatar’s special position as one of the best countries in the world in the field of integrity and transparency.

It is important to note that the CPI is based on the data provided by 10 international institutions including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the African Bank and Bertelsmann Foudation.

It is also worth mentioning that Qatar is making many efforts aiming at promoting the national transparency and integrity indicators, and improving its position as one of the best states in the world in the field of integrity and transparency. These efforts include namely the addition of legislations that conform to international conventions, especially the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). They aim at establishing transparency and integrity and improving censorship and healthy use and management of public funds in order to avoid any waste. Qatar also makes efforts to enhance international cooperation, making this goal one of its priorities, in order to benefit from international expertise and success stories, and ensure a better follow up as per the implementation of all requirements for international cooperation and partnership. These efforts will hence positively impact the national CPI and build bridges of communication and cooperation with many international organizations for the successful achievement of goals.