The Ibn Rushd Prize 2017 calls for a person, organisation or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to combatting corruption
In many parts of the world social inequality is striking. Equal opportunities are an illusion for an overwhelming number of people.
No society is free from corruption, but corruption in the public and in the private sector in the Arab World is currently growing to an unprecedented scale. Of the countries surveyed by Transparency International around the world, Syria is in the fourth-to-last position (No. 173), Yemen, Sudan and Libya score slightly better, while Iraq (position 166) is only four places ahead of Afghanistan, Lebanon is ranked 136th, and Egypt and Algeria share position 108.