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Survey on corruption in the Middle East and North Africa to be released on 11 December

Data offers new insights about citizens’ experience with wasta, sextortion and vote-buying

Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation fighting corruption worldwide, will release the Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) – Middle East and North Africa (MENA), on Wednesday 11 December 2019 at 8:01 CET.

In a region that has seen mass protests against corruption in several countries in 2019, the survey presents a comprehensive set of public opinion data on citizens’ views on corruption and direct experiences of bribery. It covers six countries - Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan and Tunisia.

For the first time in the MENA region, citizens in Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine were asked about their perceptions and experiences of sexual extortion, or sextortion, a gender-specific form of corruption. Respondents were also asked about their experiences of vote-buying, threats of retaliation if they do not vote a certain way, and the spread of fake news.

  • When: Wednesday 11 December 2019
    • Digital launch at 8:01 CET (Berlin)
    • Launch event 10:00 - 15:00 CET
  • Where: Hôtel Novotel Tunis (Ave Mohamed V, Tunis 1002, Tunisia) and digital launch online.
  • What: The GCB includes public opinion data from more than 6,600 citizens, highlighting what citizens think about corruption in their country, how people are affected by bribery and how they can take action.

Embargoed results are available upon request. Interviews may be arranged in Arabic or English with spokespeople from Transparency International in Berlin or from national chapters in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia

For more information about the GCB, visit:

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Michael Hornsby
T: +49 30 34 38 20 666
E: [email protected]