UN Releases Study On Corruption In Iraq

Iraq’s Commission of Integrity, with the support of the Central Statistics Office and UNDP Iraq, has announced the findings from its study on corruption and integrity in Iraq’s public sector.

This study offered new evidence to help the Government of Iraq, civil society, the UN in Iraq, NGOs and other organizations working in Iraq to better understand the variety and scope of corruption, which plagues the country.

The focus of the study targeted specific experiences, rather than reviewing generally held perceptions. More than 31,000 civil servants were surveyed for the report, which covered a range of issues from working conditions and job satisfaction to the integrity of civil servants, bribery and transparency.

Interestingly, more than 50 percent of the Study’s participant’s perceived corruption to be on the rise, noting that the average Iraqi Civil Servant must pay at least four bribes per year. This study holds particular significance for the UN’s work in Iraq.
“Corruption continues to affect the lives of the majority of Iraqis,” Dr. Jacqueline Badcock, DSRSG of UNAMI and Resident Representative of UNDP Iraq commented. “This study not only sheds new light on the issue but provides a baseline for the Government of Iraq and the UN to respond.”
The full details of the report can be viewed here.
(Source: UNAMI)

5 Responses to UN Releases Study On Corruption In Iraq

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  2. Loay December 20, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    In the matter of fact corruption in Iraq is perceived to be much higher than 90%! of the servants and officials to be taking too many bribes and severely crippling those who don’t pay
    it is a truth

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