Egypt moves up in the International Transparency ranking 84th. Does that seem right?
According to Daily News Egypt, Egypt's government transparency ranking has dramatically improved as published in Transparency International report, going from 113th to the 84th place out of 176 countries. Egypt also scored 36 points out of 100 on the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index.
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail credited the rise in the rank to the National Anti-Corruption Strategy, launched in December 2014, which aims to combat corruption in all fields of Egyptian society by setting target goals and programs to limit corruption as well as gradually instilling an anti-corruption culture amongst Egyptians. The success of the program was attributed to identifying the real origins of corruption in Egypt as well as promoting accountability and integrity.
"The government will tackle [corrupt] practices decisively and dissuasively, which requires tougher sanctions, the application of prompt justice, and the enforcement of principles of transparency in all government dealings — especially in the selection process for appointments to roles in state institutions, and the automation of government services," Ismail said during a meeting with the National Coordinating Committee for Combating Corruption on Sunday according to Daily News.
The Minister also expressed his wish to make sure there was less corruption in the country for the next generations to come.
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