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According to an international anti-corruption body, Algeria is ranked 92nd out of 180 countries worldwide where the specter of bribery and corruption is still going unchecked.
Transparency International notes that Algeria, contrary to neighbouring Tunisia and Morocco, is doing little to combat efficiently the corruption scourge despite some transient campaigns to this effect.
Morocco holds the 80th spot and Tunisia is ranked 62nd worldwide thanks to renewed anti-corruption efforts made over the past few years.
The latest Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index said the poorest countries still had the highest levels of corruption.
Wealthy industrialized countries including the UK are allowing overseas bribery to go unchecked through insufficient regulation of their private sectors, an anti-corruption group warned today.
The UK, which is ranked 16th in the index - Denmark, Sweden and New Zealand were in joint first place as the least corrupt countries - was highlighted as one of the "notable European decliners" in the index.
The US, whose rating has fallen slightly in recent years, had a ranking of 18th, "one of the lowest among the world's leading industrialized countries".
"Contributing factors may include a widespread sense that political finance is in need of reform, with lobbyists and special interest groups perceived to have an unfair hold on political decision-making," Transparency International said.
Somalia came bottom of the 180 countries listed in the index, which is based on expert and business surveys. It was just ahead of Iraq and Burma.
The report said corruption jeopardized the global fight against poverty. It said there was a need to "ensure development assistance is designed to strengthen institutions of governance and oversight in recipient countries, and that aid flows themselves are fortified against abuse and graft".