Expert lists factors behind Jordan high GCI ranking

Jordan ranks high in GCI, thanks to Anti-Corruption Commission
Jordan achieves a high ranking in the Global Corruption Index from the Global Risk Profile on Monday, November 29, 2021. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Jordan achieved a high ranking in the Global Corruption Index (GCI) released by the Global Risk Profile (GRP), a leading Swiss company in compliance services, coming first regionally and 57th globally on a scale of 196 countries across the world, while recording a low danger level of 38.04 points on a 0-100 scale.اضافة اعلان

Former minister and international expert on anti-corruption, Muhieddine Touq, said Monday that the GRP is the only company that takes into consideration real and perceived corruption cases when calculating the final points, in opposition to the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released by Transparency International, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

Transparency International depends in its measures on people’s perceptions, he said, adding that the GRP relies on announcements by concerned bodies of the cases addressed, success rates, issued verdicts, and recoveries.
Touq reaffirmed that recent efforts of the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission reflected positively on Jordan’s score, especially that the GRP receives its data from 11 sources, including the UN, the Davos Forum, the World Bank, and Transparency International.

The GRP, he pointed out, depends in its evaluation on 43 indexes categorized in 4 fields, the first of which is the accreditation of regional and global agreements, where Jordan placed first regionally for its contribution to establishing and announcing the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET).

The second category is the level of perceived corruption, which is based on reports from Transparency International, the World Bank, and the International Judicial Institution. Touq attributed the positive score to recent judicial development in Jordan and verdicts issued in corruptions cases, all of which are issued by the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission.

The third category depends on announced corruption in the private and public sectors, which in turn depends on actual cases, the World Bank annotations, and other regulatory entities.

The fourth category depends on countries’ general administrative and financial environment, particularly on citizens’ participation, election date regulations, the Kingdom’s development in the electronic government process, releasing reports of the Audit Bureau, enhancement of financial management, judicial independence, and freedom of expression.

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