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POGAR > Countries > Country Theme: Anti-Corruption: Somalia
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UN Conventions and Other Agreements

United Nations Convention against Corruption: unsigned.

United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime: unsigned

Somalia is not a member of the Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force, established on 30 November 2004 as a voluntary regional association to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

Somalia does not have a national chapter of Transparency International.

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Government Institutions and Initiatives

Somalia has no special offices charged with investigating corruption.

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Civil Society Initiatives

Institutional corruption is absent in Somalia, if only because institutions are absent. Informal corruption abounds, and there are currently no means to fight it.

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Corruption Perception Index

Somalia scored 1.1 on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index of 2009. The scale runs from 0 (high corruption) to 10 (no corruption). It ranked last 180th out of 180 countries. Somalia had scored 1.4 in 2007 and was ranked at the bottom, with Myanmar, in a field of 180 countries. Strife-ridden Somalia could not be included in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2006 for lack of a sufficient number of surveys. In 2005 Somalia scored 2.1 and, tied with Sudan, was ranked 144th among 159 countries.

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