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GCC states see fall in Transparency’s latest corruption perception review

Transparency International (TI)’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) makes gloomy reading, observing that “despite the political changes that shook the Arab region six years ago, the hope for Arab countries to fight corruption and end impunity has not seen any progress yet. On the contrary, the majority of Arab countries have failed to fulfil the will of the people to build democratic systems allowing for greater transparency and accountability.”The CPI, released in late January, scores and ranks 183 countries based on how corrupt a country’s public sector is perceived to be.

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