Qatar was ranked 30 out of 180 countries in the world in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index 2019, advancing three positions compared to last year.

The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority said yesterday that the index is of particular interests to states, investors, developmental and rights organisations all over the world.

The index relies on 13 different institutions, as well as experts and business communities. It uses data from international organisations such as the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Qatar's score of 62 was 23 points higher than the average for the Middle East and North Africa region.

The Authority noted Qatar was one of the top countries in the region thanks to its efforts in transparency and combating corruption. This comes despite the unjust blockade imposed on the country. The Authority said a lot of the state's efforts in the field of transparency were not reflected by the index, given that it is based on research done last year.

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