Iraq ranked seventh from bottom in corruption index

05 December 2013

Gulf country drops to 171 out of 177 countries

Iraq has dropped one place to 171 out 177 countries in the annual Corruption Index prepared by the Berlin-based group Transparency International.

It is still ahead of Libya, South Sudan and Somalia. According to the report, 29 per cent of Iraqis surveyed reported having paid a bribe for access to public services. The police and judiciary were the most often bribed institutions, followed by land services.

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