Suzanne Mulcahy, Research Coordinator for National Integrity Systems Assessments at Transparency International, discusses the impact this tool can have on societies. The recent publication of the 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index has put the spotlight on corruption risks in countries around the globe. Raising awareness about corruption is crucial – but the next step is […]
Athletics, integrity awards and murals – Stephanie Twigg takes a look at Anti-Corruption Day in Palestine. Stephanie is interning in Transparency International’s Middle East and North Africa Department. At the end of a year where the political landscape in the Arab world has been transformed, Transparency International’s Palestine Chapter, AMAN, has organised a series of events […]
In post-conflict Sri Lanka, gains in security and safety during the past 18 months following the declared end to the war with the Tamil Tigers, have not been accompanied by advances in governance and transparency. New laws have not been enacted and entrenched attitudes towards corruption remain unaddressed. This is the finding of a new […]
Tunisia’s post-revolution spring has brought joy and genuine empowerment to the Tunisian people, but as the extent of corruption and abuse of power is revealed, a sense of bitterness and bewilderment at how a system could fail so utterly, is emerging in the Tunisian society. The issue now is not retribution but reconstruction of a […]
Has the world ever been more fed up with corruption? In North Africa and the Middle East, disgust with corruption is one driver of the most astounding movement for political reform in decades. A recent BBC poll of more than 13,000 people across 26 countries confirms that corruption is the most talked about global problem, […]
With the World Economic Forum (WEF) opening the doors to its annual meeting today, more than 2500 participants of government, business, media, academia and civil society are gathering in Davos to look for solutions on pressing issues. Our chair Huguette Labelle, and our Managing Director Cobus de Swardt have already arrived. We’ll be getting their […]
An award ceremony cancelled for “security reasons”, an arrest warrant issued over hurt feelings, a restrictive funding law. Casey Kelso, TI’s Advocacy Director, on a new report about the legal measures governments are using to limit NGOs’ room for manoeuvre, and what this means for TI. I was watching a Harry Potter film with the […]
Time is not on the side of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of development promises made by world leaders in 2000 on everything from education to the environment. There are only another five years left to meet the ambitious targets, which include halving the number of people living on less than US$ 1 […]
The following post was written by John Uniack Davis, Country Director for CARE International in Madagascar. We have put together more information on the new handbook in this special section on our website. Humanitarian NGOs have a social contract with donors and the grassroots populations with whom they work. Emergency workers are stewards of scarce […]
When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, a 6-year old girl said she wanted to be a corrupt official, because they have so many things. After recovering from the shock of the little girl’s answer, the next question that arises is: how is it that these officials can accumulate so many […]
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