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Bangladesh changes position but not the score in Transparency International Report September 28, 2007

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, CORRUPTION, GOVERNANCE.
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Bangladesh is in 7th position in Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (CPI) report for 2006-2007 with the score at 2. Last year Bangladesh was in 3rd position with the same score. Before that from 2001- 2005 Bangladesh had consecutively in no 1 position for 5 years.

In 1996, Bangladesh had score 1.2. It takes 10 years for Bangladesh to come to the score 2 where score 3 is considered for a country to be against corruption.

This year no 1 position is hold by Myamner and Somalia, Iraq in 2nd position, 3 rd is Haiti, Afganistan is in 5 th position..

Among the Saarc Countries Bangladesh is again at the bottom. Then Pakistan with 2.4, Nepal 2.5, SriLanka 3.2, India 3.5, Bhutan 5.0.

On the better end, at the top are Denmark, Finland, NeoZeland with 9.4 score, Singapure and Sweden 9.4 score, UK 8.4 and USA 7.2.

TIB Chairman Professor Mujaffar Ahmed while declaring the TI Index in a press conference strongly stressed that TIB has no role in deducting the score for Bangladesh. In the past, some ministers of the last regime tried to deplore the TI statement and were blaming the TIB for presenting partial facts of Bangladesh.

In CPI it is the score which is important and not the position. He explained that Bangladesh position is up with the same score of the last year as some of the countries had more downward trends. It is good that Bangladesh had avoided that downward trend. He appreciated the present steps against corruption taken by the Care Taker Government but said that it will take more time to be stabilized the state and perceived by the people.

This report is prepared by the Berlin –based Transparency International. The CPI of 2007 is prepared from the 14 surveys conducted by internationally renowned 10 independent bodies. For Bangladesh 7 references has have been used .

The main context of the used references are corruption and exchange of bribery, exploitation of Government position for personal and political benefit, Governance, tax collection, Collection of extra money for Government jobs including Judiciary, above all Government capability, success and failure in combating all such corruption.

We hope that Government anticorruptions measures would be successful and the trend it is creating will be continued in future and Bangladesh will come out with better score in future.

 

An ordinary citizen

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