Defence and security - As leaders gather in Munich to discuss global security, we reaffirm that terrorism can't be beaten without tackling corruption.
Posted 04 Feb 2015
Governance - We're calling on leaders to endorse a good governance goal for the post-2015 development agenda.
Posted 20 Jan 2015
Transparency International - Our new online documentary shows the human face of corruption and how people are fighting back.
Posted 15 Dec 2014
Humanitarian assistance - Transparency International today called on government authorities and the United Nations to undertake a comprehensive audit of all ebola donations from internal and external donors across West African nations devastated by this deadly health crisis.
Asset recovery - Transparency International is calling for the immediate extradition of former Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych and his former Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov to be extradited from Russia to face charges of corruption and embezzlement in Ukraine.
Private sector - Transparency International today called on authorities in the United Kingdom to begin a criminal investigation into HSBC in light of recent accusations against the bank.
Defence and security - The international community’s mission in Afghanistan was undermined by a slow response to corruption threats, a report issued today by Transparency International UK’s Defence & Security Programme has found.
Private sector - Transparency International calls on governments and their enforcement authorities across the world to combine forces to end money laundering impunity. These authorities should assign the highest priority to prosecuting individuals and banks when clear evidence exists of their involvement in illicit ...
Transparency International is concerned that the delay in elections in Nigeria threatens the people’s right to vote and undermines democracy in the country and calls on the government to ensure not only safety for voters at the polls but that they go ahead without more delays.
Defence and security - The anti-corruption organisation Transparency International Germany will stress the considerable risk from corruption threats for the effectiveness of international interventions and defence capacity building programmes in countries being supported at this year’s Munich Security Conference.
Miscellaneous - Transparency International is deeply saddened by the passing of former German President Richard von Weizsäcker on Saturday.
Politics and government - Following the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice of Panama to recognize penal proceedings regarding corruption allegations against former president Ricardo Martinelli, Transparency International’s chapters in Central America call for the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN) to lift any ...
In a blog published by the Bertelsmann Transformation Index, China expert Christian Goebel speaks about Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign and how it is helping transform China from collectivist one-party rule to a one-person authoritarian system. In Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), China is among the countries with the largest decline in points, despite a […]
Posted on 23 Feb 2015 by Christian Goebel
This week the New York Times is running a series of hard-hitting investigative reports into who is buying luxury apartments in a single skyscraper overlooking Central Park in New York City, called Time Warner Center, and how they are doing it. It has highlighted a dubious bunch of big spenders allegedly enjoying the proceeds […]
Posted on 11 Feb 2015 by Kevin Donegan
Last month African heads of state meeting in Addis Ababa received and endorsed the report of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, which outlined where corrupt money comes from, where it goes and what needs to be done to stop it so that citizens can enjoy the wealth their countries produce. […]
Posted on 11 Feb 2015 by Paul Banoba
Transparency International’s partner in Honduras, Asociación por una Sociedad más Justa (ASJ), is also part of a civil society alliance called Let’s Transform Honduras (Transforememos Honduras). In January, Let’s Transform Honduras organised its 5th Bike Race from Costa a Costa – Coast to Coast. I’ve worked with ASJ since they joined Transparency International’s global anti-corruption […]
Posted on 10 Feb 2015 by Zoe Reiter
Norway regularly features near the top of rankings for quality of governance, health and education, including Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index. In 2014 it was ranked by this index as the fifth cleanest country in the world, out of 175 countries. It is one of the few resource-rich countries that have managed to escape the resource curse, […]
Posted on 04 Feb 2015 by Peter Varga
Last week, US vice-president Joe Biden wrote an important article in the New York Times to explain his administration’s plans to channel resources to support security, governance and development in Central America. Biden wrote that in order to sustain economic growth and economic equality in a region plagued by violence, poverty and corruption, you need […]
Posted on 02 Feb 2015 by Zoe Reiter
When the leaders of the 10 nations that make up the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) meet in Malaysia in April for the 26th ASEAN Summit, they need to be bolder in their approach to combatting corruption. Corruption will hold back investment in the region and stifle growth in both the public and private […]
Posted on 02 Feb 2015 by Samantha Grant
During the last ten years Greek politicians have always promised to fight corruption during election periods. However, after coming to power the results were meagre. In 2005 Konstantinos Karamanlis did not follow through on his campaign promises. In 2009 George Papandreou’s commitments produced a good law that required the publication of all government decisions and budgets […]
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 by Costas Bakouris
Young people constitute a sizeable portion of the Asian Pacific population and tend to be particularly exposed to bribery and corruption as students, pupils, workers, customers and citizens. But young people can play a pivotal role in the fight against corruption, in Asia Pacific and beyond. While people from the older generation tend to see […]
Posted on 23 Jan 2015 by Maud Salber