Corruption in Somalia Impedes the Distribution of Aid Essay
Significant attempts to reestablish an internationally recognized government began in the late 20th century. The Transitional National Government (TNG) established in 2000, subsequently transformed into the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in 2004, was relatively successful in restoring some order to the country. In 2006 the TFG, backed by Ethiopian troops and U.S air support, drove out the Islamic Court Union (ICU), regaining control of north Somalia and bringing an end to partial conflict in the region. An agreement on a new constitution in 2012 established the first permanent government, since the start of the civil war, with elections following the same year. Although it appears Somalia has finally gained relative stability, the country is still characterized by massive secular, ethnic, political, and territorial issues.
Somalia has long been regarded as one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Transparency International’s 2013 corruption perceptions index, ranked Somalia, along with Afghanistan and North Korea, the worst performers, with