The new Corruption Perceptions Index 2014 is out. Looking only at the Middle East and North Africa the UAE has kept the top spot in front of Qatar which sounds weird keeping the FIFA World Cup investigations in mind but OK.
Poorly equipped schools, counterfeit medicine and elections decided by money are just some of the consequences of public sector corruption. Bribes and backroom deals don’t just steal resources from the most vulnerable – they undermine justice and economic development, and destroy public trust in government and leaders.
Corruption is a problem for all countries. A poor score is likely a sign of widespread bribery, lack of punishment for corruption and public institutions that don’t respond to citizens’ needs. Countries at the top of the index also need to act.
Here a few of the 175 entries:
|Rank||Country||2014 SCORE||2013 SCORE||2012 SCORE|
|25||United Arab Emirates||70||69||68|
Here you can scroll a bit through the interactive map: