Civil society - Across the world people are taking action against corruption. Here are some of their stories.
Posted 22 Aug 2014
Youth - This International Youth Day, we launch an anti-corruption kit to inspire and empower young activists.
Posted 12 Aug 2014
Tools - We're keeping tabs on Argentina's officials with a nifty online tool that helps track asset declarations.
Posted 01 Aug 2014
Politics and government - Without accountability, the growing role of first spouses stands to be threatened by abuse of power.
Posted 17 Jul 2014
Climate governance - If REDD+ works, it could slow climate change. To make that happen, climate funds need to take corruption seriously.
Posted 09 Jul 2014
Private sector - Switzerland must make it much harder for the corrupt to hide behind secret companies if the country wants to keep criminal activity out of its financial system, Transparency International Switzerland said today as it launched the "Unmask the Corrupt" campaign in Switzerland.
Civil society - Transparency International is concerned that funds for a project that is registered with the Ministry of Justice in Azerbaijan are not reaching its chapter and hampering its work, but confirms that the operations of Transparency International Azerbaijan (TI Azerbaijan) will continue as normal.
Governance - Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director of Transparency International’s global Secretariat, will hold a press conference together with Eric Martin, Chair of Transparency International Switzerland, to mark the Switzerland launch of Transparency International’s effort to unmask the corrupt.
Human rights - The Coalition for Accountability & Integrity (AMAN), National Chapter of Transparency International in Palestine, condemns the continued Israeli aggression targeting civilians in Gaza Strip.
Transparency International - The International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) and Transparency International today announced the launch of two initiatives to support innovative ideas from citizens to boost transparency, accountability and the fight against corruption in their communities: Social Entrepreneurs Initiative ...
Politics and government - Transparency International Czech Republic has started to monitor the financing of the Senate and local election campaigns in the Czech Republic.
Sport - The anti-corruption organisation Transparency International (TI), the Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) and the German Football League (DFL) teamed up to fight match-fixing in football. Their project “Staying on Side: How to Stop Match-fixing” was one of six pilot ...
Whistleblowing - The Lebanese Transparency Association- No Corruption (LTA) launched a petition on social media today, calling for the passage of a law to protect whistleblowers.
Civil society - Transparency International calls for greater protection of civil society in Egypt and for the government to uphold the principles of human rights and freedom of association.
L’adoption par le conseil de gouvernement marocain du projet de loi n°31/13 relatif au droit d’accès
Access to information - Le conseil du gouvernement a approuvé le 31 juillet 2014, le projet de loi 31-13 sur le droit d’accès à l’information.
Last month Emmanuel was in despair. His entire crop of maize had perished after he used a fertiliser product he now realised was fake. What could he do now that he and his family of six had nothing left to live on? In Uganda, the sale of counterfeit agricultural inputs is a problem that affects […]
Posted on 28 Aug 2014 by Kathleen Brophy
The citizens of Turkey made history in August when they elected a president directly for the first time. The question now is what this means for Turkey in relation to its commitments to anti-corruption and good governance. Looking back at the election period, we can see few positive indicators and some important red flags regarding a fair, free and transparent election […]
Posted on 27 Aug 2014 by Oya Özarslan
It’s the blockbuster policy book of the year: Thomas Piketty’s weighty Capital in the 21st Century, a 600 plus-page analysis of the scale and perils of rising inequality. As Piketty argues, wealth and return on capital are growing faster than the overall economy and income from labour. Making matters worse, labour income is becoming increasingly […]
Posted on 25 Aug 2014 by Dieter Zinnbauer
This week Standard Chartered Bank reached a second settlement with regulators in New York for failing to monitor suspicious financial transactions. It had also promised to tighten up its anti-money laundering processes when it admitted violating US banking rules on transactions with countries under sanction including Sudan and Iran. Perhaps it didn’t get the message. […]
Posted on 21 Aug 2014 by Robin Hodess
On 24 July the town hall in Queimada Nova was packed. The citizens of this small town – which has about 8,000 residents and is situated 520km from Teresina, the state capital of Piauí – had gathered to listen to a group of volunteer anti-corruption activists who had just finished analysing the town’s accounts. This was […]
Posted on 20 Aug 2014 by Lirian Pádua
Our chapter in the US recently released a report to help companies assess the effectiveness of their anti-corruption programmes. In this interview, Shruti Shah, our Senior Policy Director at Transparency International-USA, explains why the mere adoption of an anti-corruption programme is not enough – verification is crucial. (This is a shortened version of the interview […]
Posted on 13 Aug 2014 by Leslie Benton
Today is International Youth Day, and we’re celebrating the work of our youth activists around the world in their fight against corruption. These innovative and creative young activists show us that there are many ways to fight corruption and promote integrity. From street protests to taekwondo, here are 10 pictures of different anti-corruption activities worldwide: 1. DOMINICAN […]
Posted on 12 Aug 2014 by Katinka Asplin
Citizens of Turkey will go to the polls for their first direct presidential elections on 10 August. Nearly 53 million registered voters are expected to decide between three candidates in the first round. Unless one of the candidates wins more than 50 per cent of the vote there will be a second round between the […]
Posted on 08 Aug 2014 by Pelin Erdoğan
On 30 July it emerged that the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia had issued a suppression order to stop the media from reporting key details of a scandal that involved foreign bribery in the printing of Australian bank notes, allegedly implicating people from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. The court order is apparently in the […]
Posted on 08 Aug 2014 by Pascal Fabie
In Gaza, the month-long conflict – currently in a fragile ceasefire – has claimed close to 1,900 lives, nearly 400 of them children. About 485,000 people are internally displaced – including five members of our staff. One of them is Marwa Abu Odeh, a project coordinator at Transparency International Palestine’s office in Gaza. Marwa manages […]
Posted on 08 Aug 2014 by Farid Farid