Corruption in Iraq

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Corruption is pervasive at all levels of government in Iraq. Public survey from Transparency International indicates that a majority of general public is not satisfied with the government's current efforts in fighting corruption.[1]According to 2016 results of Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International, Iraq ranks 166th place out of 176 countries.[2] 

Dynamics[edit]

Political parties and public servants are considered corrupt, and petty corruption is highly institutionalized in Iraqi society.[3]

Corruption is considered an obstacle for doing business in Iraq, and red tape and inefficiency continue to persist. Government contracting is an area reported to be affected by high-levels of illicit activity, and public contracts are often awarded to companies connected to political leaders. Investors may come under pressure to take on well-connected local partners to avoid bureaucratic hurdles.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Global Corruption Barometer 2013". Transparency International. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Corruption Perception Index 2016". 
  3. ^ "Global Corruption Barometer 2013". Transparency International. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Iraq Country Profile". Business Anti-Corruption Portal. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

A world map of the 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International