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Central Asian States Still Ranked Among Most Corrupt

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan were all listed as having “high levels” of corruption in the 2003 annual ranking released by Transparency International on 7 October. Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan ranked in 100th place with scores of 2.4. In 2002, Uzbekistan scored 2.9, compared with 2.3 for Kazakhstan. Kyrgyzstan, which was not listed in 2002, scored 2.1, while Tajikistan, also not listed in 2002, ranked in 2003 with Azerbaijan and Georgia among the world’s 10 most corrupt countries. Full Story

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