The results of 2019 Global Corruption Perception Index reflect the success of Qatar in many fields, including transparency and fighting corruption, HE the President of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority Hamad bin Nasser al-Missned said Saturday.
He said that these achievements come despite the blockade against Qatar and other regional developments.Last updated: January 25 2020 09:28 PM
HE al-missned said that the authority is always keen on building partnerships with leading international organisations, such as the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) and the Independent Commission Against Corruption in South Korea, as part of the efforts to fight corruption.
He noted that the authority has carried out a number of ambitious projects to enhance transparency in Qatar, in addition to contributing to international efforts on the matter, adding that Qatar has become an important destination for experts in the field of fighting corruption.
In addition to these efforts, the authority also works on facilitating co-operation between different state entities and international organisations, highlighting His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani's International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award as one of the leading efforts in that regard, given it was the first international award of its kind in the field. The award ceremony is held every day on World Anti-Corruption Day. The country also continues to look for opportunities to host events on fighting corruption, the President of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority added.
The Global Corruption Perception Index measures the perceived level of the public sector corruption, which is based on 13 data sources, on experts' assessment and business opinions, and its outcome depends on a number of sub-indicators that is issued by prestigious international organisations, including the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, International Institute for Management Development (IMD), the Bertelsmann Foundation and the Economist Financial Information Unit.
The index results show that Qatar is 23 points ahead of the average in the Middle East and North Africa including Arab countries which is 39 points, in light of a large number of countries decline.
The organisation pointed out earlier the negative impact of developments and factors of political instability and conflicts in the region, and its effect on the decline of many Middle Eastern countries on this indicator ranking.