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Senior officials examine ways to improve ranking on corruption index

By JT - Feb 15,2015 - Last updated at Feb 15,2015

AMMAN — Senior government officials on Sunday held a meeting with representatives from Transparency International as authorities are seeking to achieve a better ranking in future  editions of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).

Public Sector Development Minister Khleef Al Khawaldeh, who chaired the meeting, said it is part of the government’s strategy to discuss opportunities Jordan can work on to improve its ranking.

In the annual index, released earlier this month, Jordan ranked 55th among 175 countries, scoring 49 out of 100, while last year, the Kingdom ranked 66th among 177 countries and territories, scoring 45 out of 100.

According to a Public Sector Development Ministry statement, Justice Minister Bassam Talhouni, Central Bank of Jordan Governor Ziad Fariz and Anti-Corruption Commission President Abed Kharabsheh attended the meeting.

Lamiaa Kalawi, Transparency International’s regional coordinator, briefed officials on the organisation’s work and offered recommendations that may help Jordan in improving its standing in future indices, the statement said.

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