UAE Best in Combating Corruption
- 5 December 2013
The UAE has been ranked 26th globally and first in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) according Transparency International’s (TI) Anti-Corruption Index for 2013, which illustrates the full extent of the UAE’s development in various sectors over the decades. This achievement would have been impossible to attain without the clear vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (may God protect him) and Their Highnesses Rulers of the Emirates, in that it put in place meticulous anti-corruption policies into practice with utmost transparency through various organizations and agencies across the UAE, which has reduce corruption to the minimum.
Considering the strong and direct relationship between the successful UAE anti-corruption efforts and the ability to provide highly developed, efficient services and infrastructure, we can safely say that the successful anti-corruption initiative has been vital for the progress and prosperity of the UAE. It has minimized the squandering of natural and economic resources, which has enhanced productivity and has maintained efficient economic and development activities. It has certainly made a positive impact on the day-to-day life of the UAE inhabitants in all walks of life, and has helped the country maintain high status regionally. Thus, the UAE enjoys a leading position globally in various indices of human development, quality infrastructure, global competitiveness, entrepreneurship and cross-border trade empowerment.
The positive aspects of the UAE’s successful campaigns against corruption and organized crime have not only facilitated development, education, health services and infrastructure but has also bestowed on the people of the UAE peace and security which are seen as crucial determinants by international rating agencies in measuring a nation’s ability to sustain development, and in the ability of its inhabitants to benefit from development. Moreover, such a ranking helps in the determination of rankings for the best places in the world to live and work. Such factors have helped the UAE attain top position among Arab nations and rise to the 14th place globally in the second UN Nations’ Happiness and Satisfaction Survey, whose results were released at the end of the third quarter of 2013. This illustrates the high level of public satisfaction with UAE’s policies the sense of peace and security the UAE residents enjoy, which are factors that facilitate the UAE’s successful anti-corruption plans.