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  1. Russell

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    Bangladesh improves 2 notches in graft index

    Transparency International publishes Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 report

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    Transparency International Bangladesh Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman speaking at the report launching ceremony of global graft perception index in Dhaka on February 22, 2018. Photo: Tuhin Shubhra Adhikary/ STAR

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    Bangladesh has moved up two notches in the world corruption perceptions index, Transparency International revealed in a report published today.

    In 2017, the country ranked as 17th most corrupt country in the world – a marginal improvement from the identity of 15th most corrupted country last year.

    Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), local branch of the global organisation, unveiled the report during a press conference held at its Dhanmondi office in Dhaka this morning.


    Among the eight South Asian countries, Bangladesh’s position remains second lowest both in score and rank, better than only Afghanistan, the report said.

    Transparency International Bangladesh Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman read out the finding while releasing the Corruption Perceptions Index – 2017.

    “It may come as a temporary relief for us that our position improved a bit. But, we are not in a position to be happy as we still rank the second lowest among the eight SAARC nations,” said Dr Iftekharuzzaman.

    “We still have to go a long way,” he added.


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    Bangladesh was ranked the most corrupt country in the world when it was first included in the index in 2001.



    Among the countries from South Asia, Bhutan is on top in with a score of 67, ranking 26 globally.

    The world’s most corruption free country is New Zealand while Denmark is in second position. Somalia emerged as the most corrupt country once again this year.

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    Not much to crow about...only Afghanistan is worse in the region. But, the good news is, the indicators are heading in the right direction, we are improving. Graft and corruption is decreasing, not increasing.

    And not to sound like a broken record, we mustn't forget, we were number 1 in corruption from 2001-2006. 5 straight times, the most corrupt in the world - and we all know who the govt was in power during that term.

    Systemic corruption of that kind - doesn't simply go away - it takes decades and decades of sincere work and diligence. It also requires the media and other stakeholders to play a constructive role.

    TIB - the local chapter never highlights any good news, going by their reporting, you'd think nothing has changed...yet, the parent organization, TI - has shown that Bangladesh is improving, and this is our 'highest', 'best' score ever.

    Bhutan continues to be the torchbearer not just for this region, but globally (ranked at number 26!!!)
     
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    Which mod moved this thread??

    DSE thread is a multipage thread and that remains in Defence subforum...threads about bridges, 4G Internet remain, yet this is the thread that got moved.

    Hahaha...pathetic.