Increase of Corruption in the Arab world
Rapporteur- Farbod Dehghani: Corruption is one of the undeniable problems of today's world that there is no doubt that it exists in all countries of the world. However, as the results of rating indicate the distance between the countries with the highest levels of transparency and corruption are the countries with the highest score.
While many countries of the world have begun to fight resolutely with corruption, the situation in some other countries, are worsening.
An obvious example of such lands are Arab and African countries , despite efforts and protests in some countries such as Egypt and Libya which lead to the revolution at the end, the situation is not better.
The share of the population who saw worsening corruption stood at 92 per cent in Lebanon, 84 per cent in Yemen and 75 per cent in Jordan, against 28 per cent in Egypt and 26 per cent in Algeria.
Among the people interviewed, 77 per cent in Yemen and half of Egyptians said they had paid a bribe to obtain a public service, against nine per cent of Tunisians and four per cent of Jordanians.
Around 50 per cent of people surveyed in Egypt, Sudan and Morocco said they paid bribes for public services.
The poll results show that on average, almost one in three people surveyed paid bribes in dealings with courts, while one in four paid bribes to police – and around half or more of those who paid bribes to the courts and police had to pay multiple times.
About one in five people surveyed said they had to pay a bribe for public medical services. In Morocco, that figure was 38 per cent.
Report author Coralie Pring said the group was "particularly worried" about Lebanon, a country that has been without a president since May 2014, amid deep political divisions.
"Across a number of different questions the public were very, very critical not only of government efforts in fighting corruption but also of a perceived high level of corruption across the public sector," said Ms Pring.
A note of hope came from Tunisia, where there has been progress towards a democratic government after decades of dictatorship.
"Tunisia had actually very positive results coming out of the survey," said Ms Pring. "Many people feel that they can make a difference in the fight against corruption.(1)