Perceptions of Corruption Report

by Nathan Hamm on 10/18/2005

You may have heard elsewhere that the new Transparency International perceptions of corruption report is out.

It is no surprise that Central Asian states are still way down on the list. But Kazakhstan (highest of the five states in former Soviet Turkestan at 2.6) showed improvement in perceptions of corruption over the past year.

(And the US needs to do a little work on its score. Waaay too close to France.)

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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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