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What makes New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and others “cleaner” than most countries?

Marie Chêne, Senior Research Coordinator at Transparency International, looks at the countries that are ranked highest in the 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index. New Zealand, Denmark, Finland and Sweden have been consistently ranked at the top of the Corruption Perceptions Index and are perceived to be the least corrupt of all the countries surveyed. They are […]

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Mobile ALACs in Africa: Giving citizens from rural areas a voice

Laura Granado, Programme Coordinator in the Middle East and Africa Department, writes on the work of mobile Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (ALACs) in Africa, bringing free legal advice to rural populations. One of the main objectives of Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (ALACs) is to empower the victims and witnesses of acts of corruption […]

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Naval base explosion raises questions in Cyprus

Maria Kapardis from Transparency Cyprus, which joined the Transparency International movement this year, calls for series of measures to be taken by the Cypriot Government following an explosion on naval base. Earlier this month an enormous explosion at the Mari Naval Bases killed 13 people, destroying the base, hundreds of homes and a nearby power […]

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Water and profits in Nairobi’s poorest neighbourhoods

It is difficult to believe that someone living on less than a dollar day in a Nairobi slum can pay more for the use of water than their counterparts living in the city’s affluent residential areas. A worrying trend has emerged from the Transparency and Integrity in Service Delivery in Africa (TISDA) programme water sector […]

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5 Days to Doha – How many days to an effective review mechanism?

In December 2006, the first Conference of States Parties agreed that “effective and efficient review of the implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption (…) is of paramount importance and urgent.” When governments met again in January 2008 in Bali, no progress was achieved. This year in September, as part of its response to the […]

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What is a ‘conflict of interest’?

The financial crisis is awash in so many specialised terms that their sheer number seems to rival the amount of bail-out money being doled out to shore up the faltering economy. One word that is constantly being bounced around, from the Bundestag to the White House, from Wall Street to High Street, is ‘conflict of […]

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One million anti-corruption supporters wanted

Several members of the European Parliament have launched a cross-party petition urging the European Commission and Member States to propose legislation and mechanisms to fight corruption. High-level corruption in EU relations with third countries is a particular focus of the petition.

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