With a strong realization of the importance of the role of collective efforts in the fight against
corruption, AMAN Coalition issues the 2008 Annual Report on Corruption in Palestine to highlight
the roles and efforts undertaken by all concerned parties, both official and civil and civil society
organizations in particular, in the fight against corruption during 2008, and their ongoing efforts to
promote values of integrity, principles of transparency and systems of accountability.
The report observes both positive and negative changes in the nature and prevalence of corruption
in the various Palestinian sectors, taking into account; the political, social and economic changes; the
Palestinian National Authority’s need to continue the development of its policies, legislations, and actual
measures and actions to combating corruption in various fields, specifically in the public sector.
Therefore, this report sets forth to describe the changes that occurred in the nature, manifestations
and factors underlying corruption that have occurred in 2008. The report uses information and data
- A series of studies, reports and applied researches, prepared by AMAN Coalition and others, on the situation of the Palestinian society over the past years.
- Interviews conducted with many officials to gather information as directly and accurately as possible from the primary sources1
- A public opinion poll that was carried out in the West Bank to assess the Palestinian public perception of the issue.