Transparency international has issued today, Wednesday 25/1/2017 the corruption perception index (CPI) 2016. The Kingdom got a score of (46) and ranked (62) internationally from (176) states.
H.E. the President of the National Anti-Corruption Commission "Nazaha" Dr. Khaled bin Abdulmohsen Al-Muhaisen emphasized on the need for public and private entities to make further efforts in the field of anti-corruption, so as to contribute in achieving the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud directives to promote the protection of integrity, eliminate corruption, save public money, and hold negligent accountable to contribute to the efforts of achieving Saudi Vision 2030. 2030 vision insisted on no tolerance with the corrupt, benefit from international best practices and achieve the highest levels of transparency and governance, and the activation of accountability as well as expanding electronic services.
Al-Muhaisen explained that the kingdom’s rank in 2016 CPI does not reflect the real status of the kingdom because of the lack of information in the sources which the organization is basing its index upon, pointing out that the commission counts on the continuous cooperation from the concerned government entities with the commission in providing required information, and publish it on their internet websites, and provide the concerned entities with it if required. Also to provide the commission with reports in order to make it available in international meetings or in its communications with international organizations.
Al-Muhaisen added that Nazaha made necessary effort in cooperation with other government entities by holding 3 workshops on the interaction of stakeholders with the methodology of the CPI in 2016. These workshops targeted 26 entity to identify them with this Index. Al-Muhaisen said that doing these workshops on the index came in the framework of Nazaha's cooperation with related entities to ensure the promotion of communication between concerned regional and international entities in the protection of integrity and fighting corruption, including the promotion of the kingdom status internationally in improving its ranking in such related indexes.
Al-Muhaisen pointed out that the commission counts on the continuous cooperation from the concerned government entities with the commission in providing required information, and publish it on their internet websites, and provide the concerned entities with it if required. Also to provide the commission with reports in order to make it available in international meetings or for international organizations.
Transparency International releases this Index annually based on how corrupt a country’s public sector is perceived to be. The CPI focuses on the score every country achieves because of the changes of the number of countries included every year. The CPI is based on a combination of surveys and assessments on corruption released by a number of international organizations such as The World Economic Forum, the Global Insight, and the Bertelsmann Foundation.