Corruption in Jordan is a social and economic issue.[1][2]

Dynamics[edit]

Societal interests in Jordan are generally not channelled through political parties, but through informal networks. Favouritism, cronyism, nepotism and bribery, as is the use of influence or personal and business connections to gain favours, such as jobs or access to goods and services, are covered by a particular phenomenon known as wasta, the middleman.[3] Transparency International's 2017 Corruption Perception Index ranks the country 59th least corrupt out of 180 countries.[4]

There have been corruption cases involved high-level business and political officials with connections to the royal family.[3] A business survey, the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014, reports that corruption is considered one of the obstacles for doing business in Jordan by business executives.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014". The World Economic Forum. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Jordan Country Profile". Business Anti-Corruption Portal. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Jordan Country Profile". Business Anti-Corruption Portal. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Corruption Perception Index 2017".

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