Corruption in Kuwait

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Extensive corruption among Kuwait's high-level government officials is a problem resulting in political tensions between the government and the public.[1]According to 2016 results of Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International, Kuwait ranks 75th place out of 176 countries.[2] 

Dynamics[edit]

Kuwait's bureaucracy is often inefficient and non-transparent, and it can be biased in favour of domestic companies.[3] Public procurement process is cumbersome and susceptible to corruption, there are many ongoing investigations and trials involving government officials accused of wrongdoing in the procurement process.[4]

Anti-corruption efforts[edit]

The government has tried to reduce corruption and increase transparency in the public sector by establishing an independent anti-corruption authority and by strengthening the anti-corruption legal framework through several initiatives and efforts. No one has been convicted for bribery since the end of the Gulf War.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Country Profile: Corruption in Kuwait". Business Anti-Corruption Portal. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Corruption Perception Index 2016". 
  3. ^ "A Snapshot of Corruption in Kuwait". Business Anti-Corruption Portal. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Country Profile: Corruption in Kuwait". Business Anti-Corruption Portal. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Country Profile: Corruption in Kuwait". Business Anti-Corruption Portal. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

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