Liberia Moves Up 16 Points on Anti-Corruption Index


The latest Transparency International index on corruption ranks Liberia 16 points higher than in 2011. Liberia scored 41 points out of 100, up from 32 points in 2011 and is now ranked 75 out of 176 countries. The government's anti-corruption measures include new procedures at the Finance Ministry to counter-check expenditures of each agency and careful monitoring of all contracts, particularly those related to the country's extensive mineral resources.

Properly managed, Liberia's extensive natural resources can produce jobs, like the 500 created when ArcelorMittal reopened iron ore mines last year with a $1.5 billion investment.

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