Corruption Perceptions Index 2014 – UAE on 25th position…

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
1 Denmark 92 91 90
2 New Zealand 91 91 90
3 Finland 89 89 90
4 Sweden 87 89 88
5 Norway 86 86 85
5 Switzerland 86 85 86
7 Singapore 84 86 87
8 Netherlands 83 83 84
9 Luxembourg 82 80 80
10 Canada 81 81 84
12 Germany 79 78 79
17 United States 74 73 73
25 United Arab Emirates 70 69 68
26 Qatar 69 68 68
53 Czech Republic 51 48 49
55 Bahrain 49 48 51
55 Jordan 49 45 48
55 Saudi Arabia 49 46 44
64 Oman 45 47 47
67 Kuwait 44 43 44
85 India 38 36 36
85 Philippines 38 36 34
94 Egypt 37 32 32
126 Pakistan 29 28 27
136 Iran 27 25 28
136 Lebanon 27 28 30
159 Syria 20 17 26
166 Libya 18 15 21
170 Iraq 16 16 18
172 Afghanistan 12 8 8
173 Sudan 11 11 13
174 Korea (North) 8 8 8
174 Somalia 8 8 8

 

Here you can scroll a bit through the interactive map:

Source: http://www.transparency.org

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