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Iraq Improves Transparency Ranking (Slightly)

By John Lee. Transparency International has said that Iraq has risen one place in its global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). From at total of 175 countries, Iraq came in at number 170, slightly better than last year’s position of 171. This result puts it ahead of countries such as Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Somalia (which […]

Iraq Falls in Corruption Perceptions Index

By John Lee. Transparency International has said that Iraq has fallen one place in its global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). From at total of 177 countries, Iraq came in at number 171, putting it in 7th-last position. This result puts it ahead of countries such as Libya, South Sudan, and Somalia (which came last), and […]

Anti-Corruption Drive in Schools

The Ministry of Education has today launched new curricula for both primary and secondary schools in Iraq. The aim is to raise awareness and understanding of the concepts of integrity, transparency, human rights and honesty. The new curricula were designed by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the UN Development Programme (UNDP). This innovative […]

Haiti Jumps Ahead of Iraq in Corruption Perceptions Index

By John Lee. Transparency International has said that Iraq maintained its position in the global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). In the latest annual list, Libya was in 8th-last position, a ranking it shared last year with Haiti, which has improved its position by two places. From at total of 176 countries, Iraq came in at […]

Transparency and Integrity Board Launched in Kurdistan

The establishment of a new transparency board to promote integrity and anti-corruption practises in Kurdistan was announced on this week, according to AKnews. The so-called Transparency Development and Impeachment Board will investigate government conduct, identify shortcomings and inform the relative bodies. Husam Barzinji [Hisam Hakim Barzinji], the General director of the Kurdistan Economic Development Organization, […]

Iraq Improves Rank in Corruption Index

Iraq has improved its position in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index from 4th worst to joint 8th worst. This places it ahead of Somalia, North Korea, Burma (Myanmar), Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Sudan, and on a par with Haiti. The improvement is to praised, but being behind countries such as Venezuela, the Democratic Republic of […]

Iraqi Advisor Objects to Transparency International

The reports by the Transparency International over the corruption in Iraq are not “precise”, an advisor to the Iraqi government said on Friday, according to AKnews. The annual survey by the Berlin-based organization listed Somalia, Myanmar, Afghanistan, and Iraq as perceived to be the most corrupt, with Denmark, New Zealand, Singapore, Finland, and Canada perceived […]

Head of Iraq’s SWAT Team Arrested for Corruption

The commander of Iraq’s rapid response force has been arrested on suspicion of corruption. According to a report from Reuters, Brigadier General Numan Dakhil was caught during a sting operation in which he was filmed taking a $50,000 bribe from a contractor. Sabah al-Saedi, a member of the Integrity Committee, said that Brigadier General Numan […]