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Qatar ranks 22nd on Transparency list.

The State of Qatar held the first Arab position and was the 22nd in the rating of "Corruption Perceptions" index published by Transparency International for 2011. The index results, announced on December 1, cover 183 countries.

The Berlin-based Transparency International, which is specialised in combating corruption, gave Qatar a score 7.2, placing it in the forefront of Arab countries, and in the 22nd position on worldwide ahead of the United States, which ranked 24th with 7.1 score while France ranked 25th with 7 score.

The State of Qatar maintained its position on the top of Arab states in the index, followed by the United Arab Emirates which ranked 28th worldwide with a 6.8 score, and Bahrain which ranked 46th worldwide with a 5.1 score.

The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries/territories based on corruption. A country/territory's score indicates the perceived level of sector corruption on a scale of 0 - 10, where 0 means that a country is perceived as highly corrupt and 10 means that a country is perceived as very clean. A country's rank indicates its position relative to the other countries/territories included in the index.

Gulf Times Newspaper 2011

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Date:Dec 3, 2011
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