International Organization: Iraq ranks 163rd globally in the “bribery”risk index
Sunday, 20 November 2022 11: 04 am
Follow-up/ national news center
Iraq ranked 163rd globally in the 2022 edition of the annual bribery risk index, which is prepared and issued by TRACE, an international organization specialized in monitoring and combating corruption in all its forms in the fields of Finance and business.
According to the table prepared by the organization and reviewed by the National News Center, “Iraq ranked 163rd globally out of 194 countries included in it,” indicating that
“Iraq occupied the same position for the second year in a row. According to the index data,
“Iraq scored an average of 68 points for the following areas: opportunities: risks of bribery resulting from interaction between companies and the government (74 points), deterrence and law enforcement: deterrent measures for bribery and the extent of their application (75 points) and transparency: the extent of transparency at the governmental level (73 points), supervision and control: the ability of civil society to monitor and follow-up (46 points)”. According to the organization,
Iraq ranked 12th after Jordan, which ranked first with the lowest risk of bribery in the Arab countries and 65th globally, Tunisia second and 76th globally, the UAE third and 79th globally, Kuwait fourth and 111th globally, Oman fifth and 128th globally, Lebanon sixth and 130th globally, and Morocco seventh and 140th globally,” he said. She continued that
“Qatar came eighth and ranked 149 globally, Sudan came ninth and ranked 150 globally, Saudi Arabia came tenth and ranked 157 globally, Egypt came eleventh and ranked 161 globally, Iraq came twelfth and ranked 163 globally.
The top ten places in the world with the lowest risk of bribery were shared by Norway, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Australia, Finland, Japan and Canada, respectively,
the last ten places with the highest risk of bribery were occupied by Chad Congo Somalia South Sudan Yemen Venezuela, Syria, Equatorial Guinea, Turkmenistan and finally North Korea ranked 194th," he said.