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Corruption


This shows the 2009 figures from Transparency International (Home page | CPI 2009 Table). Historical tables: 2008.
The ranking, which has 10 as the highest possible score, 1.0 as the lowest, was in 2008 topped by New Zealand with 9.4 points. Lowest were troubled countries like Somalia (1.0), Afghanistan (1.3) and Myanmar (1.4).
Scores are determined by factors as normal corruption, private as well as governmental, together with conflicts of interest, the likelihood of encountering corrupt officials, misuse of public office and anti-corruption achievements.
Those providing TI with information were country teams, experts, executives in domestic and international companies.
Palestine is not included in this list, but judged from information in the media, the country would probably not be placed at the higher end of the scale.

MENA rank Change World rank Change Score Change
1. 22. ↑6 Qatar 7.0 +0.5
2. ↑1 30. ↑5 United Arab Emirates 6.5 +0.6
3. ↓1 32. ↑1 Israel 6.1 +0.1
4. 39. ↑2 Oman 5.5 ±0
5. 46. ↓3 Bahrain 5.1 -0.3
6. 49. ↓2 Jordan 5.0 -0.1
7. 61. ↓3 Turkey 4.4 -0.2
8. ↑3 63. ↑17 Saudi Arabia 4.3 +0.8
9. ↓1 65. ↓3 Tunisia 4.2 -0.2
10. ↓1 66. ↓1 Kuwait 4.1 -0.2
11. ↓1 89. ↓9 Morocco 3.3 -0.2
12. 111. ↓19 Algeria 2.8 -0.4
↑1 111. ↑4 Egypt 2.8 ±0
14. ↑5 126. ↑21 Syria 2.6 +0.5
15. ↓2 130. ↓28 Lebanon 2.5 -0.5
↓1 130. ↓4 Libya 2.5 -0.1
130. ↓15 Mauritania 2.5 -0.3
18. 154. ↓13 Yemen 2.1 -0.2
19. ↓2 168. ↓27 Iran 1.8 -0.5
20. ↑1 176. ↑2 Iraq 1.5 +0.2
176. ↓3 Sudan 1.5 -0.1
Palestine is not ranked





By Tore Kjeilen