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Corruption Perceptions Index 2016

No country gets close to a perfect score in this year's index. A vicious cycle has developed between corruption, unequal distribution of power and unequal distribution of wealth.

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#18IACC: Call for workshop proposals now open!

The 18th edition of the International Anti-Corruption Conference to take place in Copenhagen from 22-24 October 2018 is thrilled to announce that the call for workshop proposals is now open. Help us shape the #18IACC agenda! Anyone interested in the fight against corruption is welcome to submit a proposal.

Journalists for Transparency (J4T)

Journalists for Transparency (J4T) is a collective of journalists and storytellers that seeks to explore issues of transparency and corruption around the globe. Check out their latest stories here! 

Former vice-president on trial: a watershed moment for Portugal and Angola

Manuel Vicente is the former head of the all-powerful Angolan state oil company Sonangol and was, until a few months ago, the vice-president of Angola. Now he is the main target of a high-profile corruption case in Lisbon.

The theme for the 18th edition of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) is announced

Building on the priorities set out in the Panama Declaration, the 18th IACC in Denmark from 22 to 24 October 2018 will move the pledge of acting together now to concrete action.

A new home for our corruption research

Transparency International is excited to announce the launch of the Knowledge Hub, a dedicated online space for our research.

Pardon me? Presidential clemency and impunity for grand corruption

Recent events in Brazil and Peru have shone a spotlight on the issue of presidential pardons in cases of grand corruption. Read more to find out the best practices that legislators can use to ensure that pardons are not abused for political purposes.

Stopping Dirty Money: the Global Effective-O-Meter

As of January 2018, global effectiveness at stopping money laundering stands at 32% effectiveness.

Corruption in the USA: The difference a year makes

A new survey by Transparency International shows that the US government has a long way to go to win back citizens’ trust.

Anti-Corruption Day 2017: Empowering citizens’ fight against corruption

The 9 December, is Anti-corruption Day. A key part of Transparency International’s work is to help people hold their governments to account. Have a look at what we've been doing around the world!

Digital Award for Transparency: Honouring digital initiatives to fight corruption

The Digital Award for Transparency awards individuals and civil society organisations who have developed digital technology tools used to fight corruption. The award aims at strengthening and promoting existing initiatives that promote good governance through three categories: Open Data, Citizen Engagement and Anti-Corruption Tools.

Prix Numérique et Transparence: Honorer les initiatives numériques qui luttent contre la corruption

Le Ministère français de l’Europe et des Affaires Etrangères, Transparency International, l’agence française de coopération médias CFI, et le Liberté Living-Lab, avec l’aimable participation d’Etalab sont à l’initiative de la première édition du Prix Numérique et Transparence. Ce prix vise à récompenser les meilleurs outils numériques destinés à enrayer tout phénomène de corruption, développés par la société civile (individus et organisations).

Unearthing corruption risks in mining approvals

From resource-rich West Africans nations, to the mining giants of the Pacific and North America, every time a government signs a deal to allow mining of its natural resources there are corruption risks – no matter where that country is.

TI launches Clean Contracting Manifesto, calls for G20 adoption

Governments spend huge sums of money via public procurement every year yet the concentration of money, government discretion and corporate influence in providing these vital good and services makes it particularly vulnerable to corruption. Transparency International has launched a Clean Contracting Manifesto to ensure that the whole lifecycle of public procurement is transparent, accountable, efficient and in the public interest.

Corruption Watch calls for vigilance in wake of Zuma resignation

Corruption Watch greets President Jacob Zuma’s resignation with a mixture of joy and relief, and anger and resentment.

Media advisory: Corruption Perceptions Index to launch on 21 February 2018

Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation fighting corruption worldwide, will release its 23rd annual Corruption Perceptions Index on Wednesday, 21 February 2018 at 18:00 GMT (19:00 CET).

First ever transparency assessment of Russia’s 200 largest companies

Transparency International Russia today published a study that gives low scores on anti-corruption and financial transparency to most of the 200 top companies studied.

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