+ huge oil revenues,
+ 7% economic growth,+ a current account surplus of 12% of GDP,+ a Debt/GDP ratio of only 21%, and+ a strong, and free, press.
- strengthening the independence of the judiciary
- arrangements to ensure that the police always act independently of politicians
- shifting the burden of proof, in cases where any payments are made in particular defined circumstances, to require those who made or received the payment to prove that the motive was not corrupt
- early passage of a Petroleum Industry Bill, to prevent the siphoning off of the country’s huge oil and gas revenues