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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