Corruption in the police force is the top corruption issue for citizens in many countries across the world. In 31 of the 100 countries covered by our global survey, people told us the police are the most corrupt institution in their country. Read the personal experience of TI staff who have faced the dilemmas of [...]
We ask businesspeople where they lose out to competitors’ corruption. One of the biggest corruption stories in the world this year was the allegation that Walmart paid bribes totalling US$24 million in its Mexican operations. It makes you wonder how many other companies lost out because of those bribes. A new survey gives us some [...]
Not long ago, the European Commission has finalised a public consultation on the necessity of an anti-corruption reporting tool for all 27 EU member states for which it has received 70 responses from civil society, member states, public bodies and individuals. We here at the Transparency International Liaison Office to the EU can say that we appreciate [...]
Human Rights Day 10 December follows closely on the heels of Anti-Corruption Day, 9 December, which is not just a coincidence. They stand together because human rights are far more likely to be safeguarded in a world where there is no corruption. Andrea Figari, programme manager for Advocacy & Protection of Anti-corruption Advocates at Transparency [...]
We asked more than 91,500 people around the world about their perceptions and experiences of corruption. You’ve seen the results, now we would like to hear from you. Have you paid a bribe? Do you think corruption in your country is increasing? Use this page to let us know. In our latest survey, we asked [...]
Today is Anti-Corruption Day, created in 2003 by the United Nations to raise awareness of corruption and of the role of the UN Convention against Corruption in combating and preventing it. But when we refer to corruption, what do we talk about? What does it mean for people’s lives? Looking at it closely, we don’t [...]
Sometimes it’s the easy solutions that could turn out to be effective in reducing bribery and corruption. Take one of the most common forms of corruption: bribing the police (as found in the Transparency International’s 2009 Global Corruption Barometer, the police is the institution people are most likely to bribe. Almost a quarter of people [...]
9 December is international Anti-Corruption Day. In Bangladesh people are getting together to shout Jago Manush Durnity Protirodhe Jago (Rise up people, rise up against corruption) during the multitude of activities organised nation-wide. In Indonesia thousands are on the street. Around the world, Transparency International is taking Anti-Corruption Day as an opportunity to commemorate and [...]
The 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index has been launched. As every year, and maybe more than ever, it stirred a lot of needed debate and attention to the issue of corruption around the world. The attention the index received this year showed that the greed and lack of transparency that were at the heart of the [...]
Read about the Corruption Perceptions Index 2010 here. Read about the Corruption Perceptions Index 2011 here. For regional perspectives on the CPI 2011 results see here: Europe and Central Asia Americas Sub-Saharan Africa Asia Pacific Middle East and North Africa For a blog post defining public sector corruption click here and to read about our [...]
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