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Middle East and North Africa - 10th Edition 2019

Middle East and North Africa

Press releases

The report, Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) -- Middle East and North Africa, reveals that one in five people who accessed public services, such as health care and education, paid a bribe in the previous year. This is equivalent to approximately 11 million people in the six countries surveyed. In addition, in Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine, more than a third of citizens or approximately 3.6 million people, also used their personal connections, or what is known regionally as wasta, to get the services they needed.