With the cooperation of concerned entities the kingdom has progressed for the fourth consecutive year in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2015, which is released by International Transparency today 27/01/2016. The kingdom has ranked (48) from (168) states. The Kingdom progressed (7) ranks than last year and got more score by (3) to get a score of (52) in the new Index 2015, whereas in the 2014 it got (49).
The National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) president Dr. Khaled bin Abdulmohsen Al-Muhaisen said that the commission is working in cooperation with concerned entities to improve the kingdom’s rank in the field of fighting corruption until it reaches to the targeted aim which commensurate with its status and efforts.
Al-Muhaisen explained that the kingdom’s rank is not reflecting 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 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 the countries included. The CPI is based on a combination of surveys and assessments of corruption from a number of international organizations such as The World Bank, IMD business school, and the ADB.