2004 Corruption Index by Transparency International

21 Oct, '04

Here are the results for the GCC:

Rank – Country – Rating – Trend
29 – Oman – 6.1 – up from last year
29 – UAE – 6.1 – up from last year
34 – Bahrain – 5.8 – down from last year
38 – Qatar – 5.2 – down from last year
44 – Kuwait – 4.6 – down from last year
71 – Saudi Arabia – 3.4 – down from last year

I guess the passing mark is 5.0, so we’ve just scraped by along with Qatar, while Kuwait and Saudi have a hell of a struggle on their hands.

That doesn’t mean that I or you should be proud of the rediculous rankings of the UAE and Oman. They too have a very long way to go.

The whole area is awash with oil, but lack democracy and transparency to counter the effects of the culture of bribes.

Read the report here.

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  1. anonymous says:

    2004 Corruption Index by Transparency International

    HAVE YOU TAKEN A LOOK AT BAPCO OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS?

    HAS THE COMMISSION SET UP TO ENSURE TRANSPARENCY IN PUBLIC COMPANIES ACTUALLY BECOME EFFECTIVE?

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