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This assessment received government comments and feedback on the finalised data. These comments have been incorporated into the assessment at the GDI research team’s discretion. Usually the comments received highlight where a bill is in formulation, or has recently passed into law, and this has been missed by the country assessor. Only comments which are grounded in evidence are incorporated into the assessment.
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Saudi Arabia faces critical corruption risk across its defence institutions, with almost no transparency or oversight in operations, finances and procurement. However, it does score well on sanctions for corrupt behaviour, and has some controls over private sector linkages to military and defence.
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