Is there evidence, for example through media investigations or prosecution reports, of a penetration of organised crime into the defence and security sector? If no, is there evidence that the government is alert and prepared for this risk?
19a. Penetration of organised crime
Qatar score: 100/100
There is a strong likelihood that organised crime has penetrated the sector, or there is confirmation that it has done so.
There is moderate likelihood of penetration by organised crime into the defence and security sector.
There is very low likelihood of military involvement in sectors in which organised crime operates.
There is no evidence that there has been any sign of organized crime in the military and defence sector. According to our research, there is not organised crime within the armed forces or the security agencies in Qatar [1,2].
(1)Interview, Qatari Military Officer, Doha, Qatar, May 7-9, 2019.
(2)Interview, Qatar Military Officer, Doha, Qatar, May 11-12, 2019.
19b. Government response
Qatar score: 100/100
The government is not actively trying to tackle the problem, or only gives it lip service.
The government is aware of the possibility of organised crime in the defence and security sector, but its actions are unclear or inconsistent. This issue may be included in the anti-corruption policy, but only superficially. Military leaders fail to publicly address this specific issue.
The government is aware of the possibility of organised crime in the defence and security sector, and is taking action, or would be in a position to take action quickly should organised criminal activity take place. If there is a likelihood of organised criminal action taking place, the issue is included in the anti-corruption policy, and military leaders have publicly acknowledged the clear risk on this issue.
The Government and armed forces take crimes very seriously. As the country is waiting for the 2022 World Cup, security and safety is a priority. Therefore, if it were to become aware of organised crime, the Government would tackle it in an unprecedented manner [1,2].
 Interview, Qatari Military Officer, Doha, Qatar, May 7-9, 2019.
 Interview, Qatar Military Officer, Doha, Qatar, May 11-12, 2019.
Compare scores by country
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|Country||19a. Penetration of organised crime||19b. Government response|
|Algeria||50 / 100||0 / 100|
|Angola||25 / 100||50 / 100|
|Burkina Faso||0 / 100||50 / 100|
|Cameroon||0 / 100||50 / 100|
|Cote d'Ivoire||50 / 100||50 / 100|
|Egypt||50 / 100||50 / 100|
|Ghana||50 / 100||0 / 100|
|Jordan||50 / 100||0 / 100|
|Kuwait||100 / 100||75 / 100|
|Lebanon||100 / 100||50 / 100|
|Mali||0 / 100||50 / 100|
|Morocco||50 / 100||0 / 100|
|Niger||50 / 100||50 / 100|
|Nigeria||0 / 100||50 / 100|
|Oman||100 / 100||50 / 100|
|Palestine||100 / 100||0 / 100|
|Qatar||100 / 100||100 / 100|
|Saudi Arabia||50 / 100||100 / 100|
|Tunisia||100 / 100||100 / 100|
|United Arab Emirates||100 / 100||75 / 100|