AZERBAIJAN: OUT OF TUNE?

Source: Transparency International

Despite its massive oil resources, Eurovision 2012 host Azerbaijan is plagued by endemic corruption that prevents ordinary Azerbaijanis from sharing in their country’s natural wealth and is a significant barrier to Azerbaijan’s development.

Azerbaijan is one of the lowest scoring countries in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) to host the Eurovision Song Contest over the past ten years.

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A country/territory’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 – 10, where 0 means that a country is perceived as highly corrupt and 10 means that a country is perceived as very clean. A country’s rank indicates its position relative to the other countries/territories included in the index.

Anti-corruption activists are helping take post-communist Azerbaijan forward encouraging citizens to hold authorities to account, be it through mediation or the justice system.

http://www.transparency.org/news/feature/azerbaijan_out_of_tune

2018-11-07T18:38:44+00:00May 25th, 2012|News|