Sunday, September 30, 2007

Corruption on the rise?

2007 Report

2006 Report
Transparency International, the Berlin based organisation, has released its annual computation of corruption across the world. Oman has dropped down the order a bit. It is ranked 53rd among the 180 nations computed by Transparency International, against 39th among 163 nations last year. Accordingly, Oman’s integrity index has marginally dropped to 4.7 from 5.4 a year ago.

9 comments:

Kay said...

How exactly is "corruption" measured?

Amjad said...

hmmm... I wonder why didn't the local press report this

Kishor Cariappa said...

kay
No inkling about the methodology.

amjad
Good question :D

frank said...

Kishor Cariappa,
you work for the local press, so why didn't you report it your publication ?

Anonymous said...

frank:

Because he'd get fired then

Kishor Cariappa said...

frank n anon
Go ahead, you have all the right to presume/assume things.

Wish to meet you guys offline...so that I could clarify/explain a few issues.

PS: By your writing styles, I could guess who you both are :)

JP said...

Kay - it's certainly not from people being tried for corruption!

Its based on a survey of people and diplomats doing business in Oman, and it's meant to describe the general problem of Government Officials using their powers for personal enrichment.

I'm shocked.

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