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Corruption in Jordan

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Corruption in Jordan

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


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]

There have been corruption cases involved high-level business and political officials with connections to the royal family.[4] 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.[5]


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A world map of the 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International
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