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Corruption Perceptions Index 2019

The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, according to experts and business people.

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Legally sanctioned lying: A moment of truth for the Czech Republic?

A court in Prague struck a blow to civil society in the Czech Republic on Friday, ruling in favour of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš in a libel suit brought by TI Czech Republic.

Next week governments can take a step to close down secrecy jurisdictions. Will they?

National financial regulators attending the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary in Paris 16 – 21 February have the opportunity to significantly reduce money laundering, corruption and terror financing. They must not squander the opportunity.

CPI 2019: Global Highlights

CPI 2019 reveals that a majority of countries are showing little to no improvement in tackling corruption. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50, with an average score of just 43.

CPI 2019: Middle East and North Africa

With the same average score of 39 as last year, there is little progress in improving control of corruption in the Middle East and North Africa region.

CPI 2019: Trouble at the Top

Integrity at home does not always translate into integrity abroad, and multiple scandals in 2019 demonstrated that transnational corruption is often facilitated, enabled and perpetuated by seemingly clean countries.

CPI 2019: Sub-Saharan Africa

As the lowest-scoring region on the CPI, with an average of 32, Sub-Saharan Africa’s performance paints a bleak picture of inaction against corruption.

CPI 2019: Western Europe & European Union

Fourteen of the top 20 countries in this year’s CPI are from Western Europe and the European Union (EU), including nine countries from the EU alone.

CPI 2019: Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Eastern Europe and Central Asia is the second-lowest performing region on the CPI, with an average score of 35. The region is struggling with a range of issues from limited separation of powers to opaque political party financing.

CPI 2019: Asia Pacific

A regional average of 45, after many consecutive years of an average score of 44, illustrates general stagnation across the Asia Pacific.

CPI 2019: Americas

With an average score of 43 for the fourth consecutive year, the Americas region fails to make significant progress in the fight against corruption.

Building political integrity to stamp out corruption: three steps to cleaner politics

Political integrity means exercising political power consistently in the public interest.

Airbus bribery investigation highlights power of international cooperation in tackling corruption

A €3.6bn (£3bn) corporate plea deal struck by Airbus to end a long-running corruption probe must now be followed up by prosecuting executives involved. Failing to hold individuals to account will damage public confidence and risks setting a precedent where big companies can buy their way out of trouble.

2019 Corruption Perceptions Index shows anti-corruption efforts stagnating in G7 countries

More than two-thirds of countries – along with many of the world’s most advanced economies – are stagnating or showing signs of backsliding in their anti-corruption efforts, according to the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released today by Transparency International.

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Why we are not engaging with the G20’s civil society process in 2020

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia regularly arrests and prosecutes human rights defenders, censors free speech, limits free movement, and tortures and mistreats detained journalists and activists. As leading civil society organisations present in most countries around the world, we cannot participate in a process that seeks to give international legitimacy to a state that provides virtually no space for civil society, and where independent civil society voices are not tolerated.

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