Does the public trust the institutions of defence and security to tackle the issue of bribery and corruption in their establishments?
United Arab Emirates score: NS/100
The public view the defence establishment as entirely indifferent to corruption within it, or as clearly corrupt, without the political will to tackle the problem.
The public view is that bribery and corruption are not, according to official rhetoric, acceptable to the defence establishment, but there is a widely-held belief that this is just that: rhetoric, and not seriously intended.
The public view is that bribery and corruption, though not acceptable to the defence establishment, is insufficiently addressed by the measures in place to tackle the problem.
This indicator is not scored. Please discuss conditions in the country context related to good practice (Score 4).
The public view is that there is a clear commitment from the defence establishment that bribery and corruption are not acceptable and must be prosecuted, and that their efforts to tackle the problem are sincere and effective.
This indicator is not assigned a score in the GDI.
There is no evidence available to assess public trust and perceptions of the defence institutions concerning the tackling of issues of bribery and corruption. There are no public polls or public perceptions assessments of the public’s confidence in the government in general, let alone specifically about the defence sector. This sub-indicator has been marked as Not Applicable, due to the lack of information and evidence about public perceptions on the defence sector. It is important to note, that the UAE’s corruption environment has been described as low-risk, and is rated highly concerning anti-corruption efforts both regionally and globally in relation to business and investment (1). These scorings and considerations are mainly focused on the business and entrepreneurship ecosystem (2), (3).
1. Global Legal Insights, Bribery and Corruption, third edition, Global legal group, [Accessed online on the 5th of November 2018] http://feedback.tamimi.com/files/uploads/documents/GLI%20BriberyandCorruption.pdf.
2. “UAE Ministry of Interior: Organization chart,” Ministry of Interior, accessed November 5, 2018. https://www.moi.gov.ae/en/About.MOI/genericcontent/our.strategy.aspx.
3. UAE Armed Forces employee, interview by author April 17-20, 2019, interview U4.
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