Jordan regresses three places on international corruption ratings

[31-01-2023 12:05 PM]

Ammon News - Jordan scored 47 out of 100 on the 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, according to economic experts and the business sector.

Jordan was rated 61 worldwide, regressing three places on the international rating, according to a press statement by Rasheed (Transparency International-Jordan), the national chapter of Transparency International.

Meanwhile, Jordan's score decreased in four out of eight categories measuring the government's ability to reduce corruption in various institutions, including bribery, nepotism, favoritism, and the abuse of public funds and positions by officials.

The resources were the following: World Competitiveness Yearbook, regressing five degrees; Political Risk Services International Country Risk Guide, regressing five degrees; World Economic Forum EOS, regressing three degrees; and the World Justice Project Rule of Law, regressing two degrees.

In the Arab world, Jordan came in the fourth place after the UAE (scored 67), Qatar (58), and Saudi Arabia (51), which are the highest scores on the index compared to the rest of the Arab countries, while Yemen scored 16, Syria 13 and Somalia 12 which are the lowest scores on the index.

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