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Report: 2011 Index of Economic Freedom ranks Iran's economy as repressed - 171 out of 179 countries

2011-index-of-economic-freedom-iIran’s score has decreased from last year, driven by lower scores in freedom from corruption, trade freedom, and labor freedom.

Heavy state interference in many aspects of private economic activity has resulted in economic stagnation in Iran’s non-oil sector and a serious lack of overall economic dynamism. A restrictive business and investment environment continues to hamper private-sector development. More than 500 companies remain state-owned, and privatization has been negligible in the past year.

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2010 – Iran ranks 146 out of 178

Corruption-Perceptions-Index-2010-iran-iTransparency International(TI) defines corruption as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. This definition encompasses corrupt practices in both the public and private sectors. The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranks countries according to the perception of corruption in the public sector. The CPI is an aggregate indicator that combines different sources of information about corruption, making it possible to compare countries.

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Iran falls to 168 in Corruption Perception Index 2009

Transparency-InternationalIran has fallen from 141st on the list of 180 countries to 168th – one of the most marked declines.

Countries where the political and security environment is particularly volatile, such as Yemen, Iran and Iraq rank at the bottom of the list. These countries face the challenge of establishing solid and transparent public institutions, with appropriate mechanisms for accountability: the essential elements for preventing and fighting corruption. Where these are absent, any kind of success is very difficult.

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