Corruption and Integrity in Iraq’s Public Sector

DRSRS/RC/HC Jacqueline Badcock gives keynote address at the launch of the study on Corruption and Integrity in Iraq’s Public Sector DRSRS/RC/HC Jacqueline Badcock gives keynote address at the launch of the study on Corruption and Integrity in Iraq’s Public Sector

Iraq’s Commission of Integrity, with the support of the Central Statistics Office and UNDP Iraq launched findings from its study on corruption and integrity in Iraq’s public sector.

This study offered new evidence to help the Government of Iraq, civil society, the UN in Iraq, NGOs and other organizations working in Iraq to better understand the variety and scope of corruption, which plagues Iraq. The focus of the study targeted specific experiences rather than reviewing generally held perceptions. More than 31,000 civil servants were surveyed for the report, which covered a range of issues from working conditions and job satisfaction to the integrity of civil servants and bribery and transparency.

 

Interestingly, more than 50% of the Study’s participant’s perceived corruption to be on the rise, noting that the average Iraqi Civil Servant must pay at least four bribes per year. This study holds particular significance for the UN’s work in Iraq. Dr. Jacqueline Badcock, DSRSG of UNAMI and Resident Representative of UNDP Iraq commented “Corruption continues to affect the lives of the majority of Iraqis. This study not only sheds new light on the issue but provides a baseline for the Government of Iraq and the UN to respond.” The full report can be found on the UNDP website: 

http://www.iq.undp.org/Publications_View.aspx?q=SUQ9MjQ4Jg%3D%3D-t4npZJtzwkk%3D

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