The State of Qatar ranks second in the Gulf and Arab countries in the Transparency International Report
The Transparency International Report has announced the results of Corruption Perceptions Index 2022, in which Qatar has gained 58 points in the Perception, which makes it rank second in Gulf and Arab countries.
The State of Qatar is proud of what has been achieved during the past years of combating corruption and ensuring promoting integrity and transparency. The Unified Economic Account Law was issued, which led to the enhancement of transparency and financial accountability, and the Penal Code was amended to further criminalize new forms of corruption.
The Administrative Control and Transparency was established in 2011 with the aim of achieving control, transparency, and integrity of the public office, and combating corruption in all its forms. The State of Qatar is considered an active country in combating corruption globally since it joined the United Nation Convention Against Corruption.
In addition, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani Anti-Corruption Award was launched in 2016. The award is the first of its kind in the fight against corruption worldwide, and aims to establish the values of justice, establish effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels, and raise awareness of the importance of combating corruption.
This is the third consecutive year that the State of Qatar ranks second in the Gulf and the Arab world, embodying the effectiveness of the steps taken by the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority in its endeavor to enhance integrity, transparency and prevent corruption. This includes finalizing the National Strategy for Integrity, Transparency and Prevention of Corruption draft (2022 – 2026) in cooperation and coordination with the relevant authorities. In preparing the strategy, the Authority has relied on a range of national, regional and international references including Permanent Constitution of the State of Qatar and Qatar National Vision 2030.
The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority continues to develop educational and training programs to raise awareness of state employees, especially employees of financial institutions, and train them to use advanced methods to detect corruption and prepare them to cooperate with the Authority in this field.