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Eid al-Adha

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Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى ‘Īd ul-’Aḍḥā, Urdu: بقرعید) or the Festival of Sacrifice is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims and Druze worldwide in commemoration of the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah. The devil tempted Ibrahim by saying he should disobey Allah and spare his son. As Ibrahim was about to kill his son, Allah intervened: instead Allah provided a lamb as the sacrifice. This is why today all over the world Muslims who have the means to, sacrifice an animal, as a reminder of Ibrahim’s obedience to Allah. The meat is then shared out with family and friends, as well as the poorer members of the community (Islam names Ishmael as the son who was to be sacrificed, whereas the Judeo-Christian name Isaac).

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Country Data Report for MYANMAR, 1996-2007

Country Data Report for MYANMAR, 1996-2007 

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Relevant links: 

http://www.govindicators.orgwww.worldbank.org/wbi/governance/ 

The data and research reported here do not reflect the official views of the World Bank, its Executive Directors, or the countries they represent.  The WGI are not used by the World Bank Group to allocate resources or for any other official purpose. 

Report provides a summary of the six aggregate governance indicators, together with all of the publicly-available disaggregated data on which the aggregate indicators are based.  The underlying data as well as methodological issues are described more fully in “Governance Matters 

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Worldwide Governance Indicators

Worldwide Governance Indicators

 

2007 World Map of the Control of Corruption Index, which measures the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among businesses, public officials and politicians. Colors range from dark green (90th-100th percentile) to light green (75th-90th percentile), yellow (50th-75th percentile), orange (25th-50th percentile), pink (10th-25th percentile) and red (0th-10th percentile). Percentile rank indicates the percentage of countries worldwide that rate below the selected country. Higher values indicate better governance ratings.

2007 World Map of the Control of Corruption Index, which measures the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among businesses, public officials and politicians. Colors range from dark green (90th-100th percentile) to light green (75th-90th percentile), yellow (50th-75th percentile), orange (25th-50th percentile), pink (10th-25th percentile) and red (0th-10th percentile). Percentile rank indicates the percentage of countries worldwide that rate below the selected country. Higher values indicate better governance ratings.

 

Based on a long-standing research program of the World Bank, the Kaufmann-Kraay-Mastruzzi Worldwide Governance Indicatorscapture six key dimensions ofgovernance (Voice & Accountability, Political Stability and Lack of Violence,Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law, and Control of Corruption) between 1996 and present. Sometimes referred to as the “KK“, “KKZ” or “KKM” indicators, they measure the quality of governance in over 200countries, based on close to 40 data sources produced by over 30 different organizations worldwide and are updated on an annual basis since 2002.

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