Posted on February 24, 2018

The State of Qatar climbed two places to rank 29th out of 180 countries in the 2017 Corruption Perception Index (CPI), which is issued annually by Transparency International’s.

The State of Qatar secured the advanced ranking after tolling 63 points, the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority said in a statement. The authority pointed out that the ranking, which comes within many other international indicators, confirms the success of the State of Qatar in maintaining its leadership and progress in several areas despite all the surrounding conditions.

The authority affirmed that the announcement of the results of this indicator grabbed the attention of many countries and investors as well as development and human rights organisations around the world, especially as it relies on a number of sub-indicators from prestigious international organisations such as the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, the Bertelsmann Foundation and the Economist Intelligence Unit. The authority pointed out that the results of this year showed the progress of Qatar in the index, making it rank second in the light of the decline of most of the countries that occupied advanced positions last year.

The results also revealed the negative impact of developments in the region and factors of political instability and conflicts, which led to the decline of many Middle East countries. CPI measures the perceived level of corruption in the public sector, drawing on 13 data sources based on expert assessment and business views. The index is based on a scale from zero to 100, with zero being the highest degree of perception of corruption, while 100 means the lowest degree.