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, said the establishment of the board took some months of research and scrutiny.

In Transparency International's 2011 corruption perceptions index, Iraq scored 1.8 out of 10 and was among the eight most corrupt countries and territories in the world, a slight improvement on 2010, when Iraq scored 1.5 and ranked among the bottom five.

(Source: AKnews)

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