Advocacy log

Our advocacy log provides an overview of meetings between staff members of Transparency International Secretariat and decision-makers from both the public and private sectors. We report all meetings and contacts with decision-makers where we have sought to influence a decision-making process. This list was started and first published on 1 May 2016. Making public our meetings with decision-makers follows our code of ethical advocacy.

Date Target institution Advocacy target TI representatives involved Subject matter Materials submitted
03 October 2017 Embassy of Argentina in the UK Ricardo Morelli, Counsellor
Sandra Cucovaz, Counsellor
Maggie Murphy

The Argentinian presidency of the G20, priority themes and approaches
18 September 2017 Office of the Presidency, Ghana Kow Essuman, Esq. ACIArb, Counsel. Office of the President
Maggie Murphy

Ghana's commitment to establish a public beneficial ownership register, made at the Anti-Corruption Summit 2016
12 September 2017 DfID Head of DFID for East and Central Africa
Discuss UK-Germany cooperation in Africa to tackle the root causes of poverty, instability and irregular migration.
05 September 2017 UK Department for International Development, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Rory Stewart OBE MP, Minister of State, UK Department for International Development and Foreign and Commonwealth Office Maggie Murphy

Robert Barrington, Executive Director, TI UK Katherine Dixon, Director, Defence and Security Programme
Corruption in fragile states
22 August 2017 DfID Fiona Morrison, GOSAC, DfID
Stewart Dolier, GOSAC, DfID
Maggie Murphy

Sarah Harris, TI Health programme
Planning Open Contracting and Healthcare project
16 August 2017 DfID Julia Kraetke, Private Sector Development Advisor Maggie Murphy

TI UK
Scoping the possibility of a DfID Business Integrity initiative
08 August 2017 Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nicolaj A. Hejberg Petersen, Adwan Mohamad, Torben Lindqvist. Maggie Murphy

Jameela Raymond, TI UK
Lessons learned from the Anti-Corruption Summit that can be applied to the IACC in Copenhagen, 2018
24 July 2017 DfID Sylvia Bluck, Advisor, Governance, Open Societies and Anti-Corruption Maggie Murphy

The future of Open Ownership; the global beneficial ownership register
18 July 2017 UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Alison Crocket, FCO
Andrew Preston, Cabinet Office
Maggie Murphy

Jameela Raymond, TI UK
Forthcoming UN General Assembly: keeping corruption on the agenda
11 July 2017 Cayman Finance Jude Scott, CEO Maggie Murphy

Duncan Hames, TI UK
Strengths and weaknesses of the Cayman Islands anti-money laundering and corruption mechanisms and structures.
07 June 2017 UK Cabinet office Alex Patridge, Commonwealth team, Cabinet Office
Tamara Leigh, Commonwealth team, Cabinet Office
Maggie Murphy

Jameela Raymond, TI UK
Forthcoming Commonwealth Summit
24 May 2017 UN Human Rights Council 1. H.E. Mr Thomas Hajnoczi, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Austria
2. H.E. Mr Andre Pung, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Estonia
3. H.E. Mr Hasan Kleib, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Indonesia
4. H.E. Mr Amr Ramadan, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, The Arab Republic of Egypt
5. H.E. Mr Julian Braithwaite, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, United Kingdom
6. H.E. Mrs Mitsuko SHINO, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative, Japan
7. H.E. Mr Reinout Vos, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative, Netherlands
8. H.E. Mr Jerzy Baurski, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative, Poland
9. Mr Jonathan Han, Deputy Permanent Representative, Singapore
10. Mr Yoseph Kassaye Yoseph, Minister, Deputy Permanent Representative, Ethiopia
11. Mr Filbert Kouassi Gleglaud, Chargé d'Affaires a.i. Minister, Côte d’Ivoire
12. Mr Saïd Ahouga, Minister, Morocco
13. Mr Duan Jiang, Minister, China
14. Mr Carlos Eduardo Eduardo da Cunha Oliveira, Counsellor, Brasil
15. Ms Signe Dam, First Secretary, Denmark


The negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights - practical means to address this nexus
24 May 2017 UN Human Rights Council 1. H.E. Mr Thomas Hajnoczi, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Austria
2. H.E. Mr Andre Pung, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Estonia
3. H.E. Mr Hasan Kleib, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Indonesia
4. H.E. Mr Amr Ramadan, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, The Arab Republic of Egypt
5. H.E. Mr Julian Braithwaite, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, United Kingdom
6. H.E. Mrs Mitsuko SHINO, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative, Japan
7. H.E. Mr Reinout Vos, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative, Netherlands
8. H.E. Mr Jerzy Baurski, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative, Poland
9. Mr Jonathan Han, Deputy Permanent Representative, Singapore
10. Mr Yoseph Kassaye Yoseph, Minister, Deputy Permanent Representative, Ethiopia
11. Mr Filbert Kouassi Gleglaud, Chargé d'Affaires a.i. Minister, Côte d’Ivoire
12. Mr Saïd Ahouga, Minister, Morocco
13. Mr Duan Jiang, Minister, China
14. Mr Carlos Eduardo Eduardo da Cunha Oliveira, Counsellor, Brasil
15. Ms Signe Dam, First Secretary, Denmark


The negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights - practical means to address this nexus
20 April 2017 Department for International Development Raj Baisya & Fiona Morrison, DfID Policy & Programme Managers for Anti-Corruption Maggie Murphy

Jameela Raymond, TI UK
Anti-Corruption Summit follow-up
UK pledge tracker
08 March 2017 DFID Jonathan Hargreaves, Director of Government, Open Societies and Anti-Corruption Maggie Murphy

Robert Barrington, TI UK
Forthcoming and recent TI publications
Anti-Corruption Summit follow-up - plans for implementing commitments
02 March 2017 DfID Dr Peter J Evans, Team Leader, Governance, Conflict and Social Development Research Team

Other participants
Sarah Birch King’s College London
Mark Butler CDC group
Nathalie DelaPalme The Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Fredrik Eriksson Chr. Michelson Institute / U4
Duncan Green Oxfam
Shadrach Commonwealth Secretariat
Bo Rothstein Blavatnik School of Government
Thomas Shipley CDC group
Tina Søreide Norwegian School of Economics
Joel Turkewitz World Bank
Robert Wade London School of Economics
Maggie Murphy

Advisory Group meeting: DfID Anti-Corruption Evidence research programme.
16 February 2017 DfID Laura, Leyser, Deputy Head – Financial Accountability & Anti-Corruption Team | Governance, Open Societies and Anti-Corruption Department Maggie Murphy

The possible establishment of a global SDG's Communication Hub
15 February 2017 Commonwealth Secretariat Maggie Murphy

Jameela Raymond, TI UK
Overlaps in work areas between TI movement and Commonwealth Secretariat (sport, public sector governance, natural resources, business)
25 January 2017 G20 G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group (co-chaired by Germany and Brazil), World Bank, OECD, UNODC Maggie Murphy

Angela Reitmeier, Transparency International Germany
G20 implementation of anti-corruption commitments on open data, open contracting in health procurement, supply chains, anti-money laundering and professional gatekeepers, such as the real estate and luxury goods sectors. Transparency International colleagues also participated in an evening reception and in the 6th Annual High Level Anti-Corruption Conference for G20 Governments, Business and Civil Society the following day, January 26 2017.
  • Forthcoming
19 January 2017 DfID Laura Leyser, DfID Maggie Murphy

Implementation of SDG 16
19 January 2017 President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia
Mongolia's CPI score
Importance of Asset Declarations
19 January 2017 Brazil's Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot, Prosecutor General (Brazil)
Internationalization of Carwash Operation (Lava Jato) through the establishment of Joint investigation team (JIT)
06 January 2017 UK Cabinet Office Alice Pilia, Joint Anti-Corruption Unit Maggie Murphy

Forthcoming G20/B20 meetings
15 December 2016 Swiss (SECO) State Secretary for Economic Affairs Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, State Secretary for Economic Affairs
Martin Hilti (TI Switzerland) Eric Martin (TI Switzerland)
TI’s global work and the work of the National Chapter
14 December 2016 Australia Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Donna-Jean Nicholson, Director, G20 Policy Unit at Australian Government, Economic Policy Division Maggie Murphy

G20 anti-corruption agenda under the German presidency
  • Transparency international: Our work on the G20 www.transparency.org/whatwedo/activity/our_work_on_the_g20
14 December 2016 Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) Jon Lomøy, Director General
Informal lunch to discuss TI & Norad's partnership
30 November 2016 DfID Stewart Dolier, DfID
Juliet Walton, DFID
Andrew Preston, Cabinet Office
Raj Baisya, DfID
Alex Hamilton, DfID
Phil Mason, DfID
Jackie Peace, DfID
Maggie Murphy

Jameela Raymond, TI UK
Monitoring the Anti-Corruption Summit commitments
23 November 2016 DfID Priti Patel, Secretary of State Maggie Murphy

Robert Barrington, Executive Director, TI UK
DfID and TI efforts on increasing transparency and accountability and ending corruption
15 November 2016 DfID Jonathan Hargreaves, Head of DFID’s Governance, Open Societies and Anti-Corruption Department Maggie Murphy

Informal lunch with civil society partners to discuss DFID’s forward agenda on transparency and open government
28 October 2016 DfID Rory Stewart, Minister of State for International Development Maggie Murphy

Robert Barrington, Transparency International UK, Katherine Dixon, Transparency International Defence and Security Programme
TI's approach to tackling corruption with particular focus on transitional and fragile states.
18 October 2016 G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group representatives Maggie Murphy

Discussed items for inclusion within the new G20 Anti-Corruption Implementaion Plan 2017-2018 (with particular emphasis on open data, beneficial ownership, extractives transparency, open contracting and G20 accountability)
12 October 2016 World Bank Chris Browne, Chief Procurement Officer Maggie Murphy

James Sale, Transparency International Pharmaceuticals and Health Programme
Implementation of the new World Bank Procurement Policy
10 October 2016 DFID Juliet Walton, Anti-Corruption Advisor, DFID Maggie Murphy

DfID's approach to implementing Anti-Corruption Summit commitments
06 October 2016 Cabinet Office Alice Pilia, Department for Exiting the European Union Maggie Murphy

Representation by civil society and business at the third G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group meeting in October 2016
27 September 2016 Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Simon Walker, Treaty Bodies Division; Karim Ghezraoui, Special Procedures Division; Norberto Frydman and Melanie Santizo, Americas Division; Jamshid Gaziyev, Defenders desk; Richard Lapper and Bat-Erdene Ayuush, Right to Development Branch;
Mercedes de Freitas

Strengthening TI's engagement with the Office and with independent human rights mechanisms on corruption issues.
26 September 2016 UN Human Rights Council Lukas Heinzer, First Secretary, Swiss mission to the UN Mercedes de Freitas

Developments on corruption and human rights at UN HRC
26 September 2016 UN Human Rights Council Bob Last, UK mission
Roisin Fegan, UK mission
Mercedes de Freitas

Developments on corruption and human rights at UN HRC
26 September 2016 Religious adviser to the Egyptian President Dr Usama Al-Azhari

The role of faith based institutions in encouraging development. A copy of the Egyptian national integrity assessment was shared
21 September 2016 FATF Secretariat Valerie Schilling, Violaine Clerc
Enhancing effective implementation of FATF recommendation 8 mutual evaluations
13 September 2016 US Embassy, UK Lynette Behnke, Economic Officer, U.S. Embassy London
Laura Russ, Political Officer, U.S. Embassy London
Maggie Murphy

Jameela Raymond, Transparency International UK
Implementation of Anti-Corruption Summit commitments.
09 September 2016 Cabinet Office Alice Pilia, Department for Exiting the European Union Maggie Murphy

Potential representation by civil society and business at the third G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group meeting in October 2016
08 September 2016 Investigation Bureau, Ministry of Justice, Taiwan Ching-Hsiang Tsai, Director General
Allen Yang, Director, International Operations Division
Peter Lee, Legal Liaison Officer, International Operations Division

Grand Corurption; anti-money laundering; Central American Parliament
07 September 2016 German Ministry for Justice Markus Busch, Head of Division, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection
Silvia Spaeth, Detective Chief Inspector, Federal Ministry of the Interior
Maggie Murphy

Anna Maija Mertens, TI Germany
G20 Summit outcomes and corruption priorities for the G20 2017-2018
19 August 2016 Cabinet Office Andrew Corcoran, Principal Analyst – Serious Organised Crime, Cabinet Office,
Andrew Preston, Cabinet Office
Katherine Osborn, National Crime Agency
Emily Robinson, National Crime Agency
Maggie Murphy

Case studies to inform the development of the forthcoming UK Anti-Corruption Strategy
27 July 2016 Cabinet Office David Makinson, Senior Policy Advisor | Joint Anti Corruption Unit, European & Global Issues Secretariat, Cabinet Office
Maggie Murphy

Rachel Davies, TI UK Eva Anderson, TI UK
Discussion to inform the preparation of HM Government’s Anti-Corruption Strategy, with particular focus on domestic vulnerabilities, and the role the UK plays in facilitating international corruption and the laundering of the proceeds of corruption from around the world.
27 July 2016 DFID Juliet Walton, Anti-Corruption Advisor, DFID
Jonathan Hargreaves, Head, Governance, Open Societies and Anti-Corruption Department, DFID
Laura Leyser, Deputy Head – Financial Accountability & Anti-Corruption Team | Governance, Open Societies and Anti-Corruption Department
Maggie Murphy

DfID's approach to implementing Anti-Corruption Summit commitments
21 July 2016 DfID, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK Cabinet Office John Virgoe, Head of Joint Anti Corruption Unit, Cabinet Office
Jonathan Hargreaves, Head, Governance, Open Societies and Anti-Corruption Department, DFID
Alison Crockett, FCO
Maggie Murphy

Robert Barrington, Executive Director, TI UK
Anti-Corruption Summit analysis and follow-up
19 July 2016 DFID Sylvia Bluck, Governance Advisor Maggie Murphy

The possibility of developing a Global Beneficial Ownership Register
29 June 2016 Swiss Embassy Nicholas C. Niggli, Head, Economic, Finance, Science & Innovation Section
Chairman, Association of Economic Representatives in London (AERL – aerlondon.org.uk)
Maggie Murphy

Ben Cowdock, TI-UK
TI UK research on corrupt capital, Implementation of Summit commitments, topics of interest for the Association of Economic Representatives in London,
28 June 2016 DFID Sylvia Bluck, Governance Adviser Maggie Murphy

Potential support for a new Global Beneficial Ownership register
17 June 2016 Asian Football Confederation Alex Phillips, AFC-UEFA MoU Consultant; Oscar Brodkin, Sportradar.
TI feedback on what is required to develop a meaningful whistleblower protection framework for the AFC.
09 June 2016 Swiss Embassy Rebekka Benesch, First Secretary Financial and Fiscal Affairs Maggie Murphy

Ben Cowdock, TI UK
Follow up to Anti-Corruption Summit
09 June 2016 G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group representatives Maggie Murphy

Represented the views of civil society representatives to the G20 ACWG summarising the recommendations from the following day (ie, not always representing TI research/priorities). Themes included open contracting, pen data, foreign bribery, UNCAC implementation, beneficial ownership, fiscal transparency and denial of entry to corrupt officials.
08 June 2016 G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group Anti-Corruption Working Group representatives from all G20 members Maggie Murphy

Fulfilment of current G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan and content of future G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan.
Focus on open data, public procurement, beneficial ownership, testing the implementation of existing G20 Principles by assessing application within a specific sector.
08 June 2016 German Ministry of Justice Markus Busch, Head of Division, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection
Maggie Murphy

James Sale, TI UK
Corruption priorities for the G20 2017-2018
08 June 2016 Argentina Transparency and Anti-Corruption Office Laura Alonso, Secretary, Transparency and Anti-Corruption Office Maggie Murphy

James Sale, TI UK
Corruption priorities for the G20 2017-2018
06 June 2016 DFID Sylvia Bluck, Governance Adviser
Maggie Murphy

The possibility of developing a Global Beneficial Ownership Register
25 May 2016 European Commission Vera Jourova, European Commissioner for the Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
EU beneficial ownership regulation, UK Summit outcomes
25 May 2016 European Commission Enrico Petrocelli, Member of HRVP' Cabinet in charge of the EU Global Strategy
Alfredo Conte, Head of Strategic Planning at the EEAS

TI’s submission to discuss the future direction of EU foreign policy and to enquire how the EU’s commitments to implement SDG 16 will align with the new foreign policy.
24 May 2016 DFID Maggie Murphy

Workshop on approaches to tackling corruption within future DfID programmes with wide range of stakeholders.
19 May 2016 Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Justice
Tommi Niinimäki (Chair, TI Finland)
Discuss strategic partnership between TI and Finland; engagement on improving Finland's anti-corruption efforts.
18 May 2016 UK Cabinet Office John Virgoe, Head of Joint Anti Corruption Unit
Charles Barry, International Policy Adviser
Maggie Murphy

Forthcoming G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group meeting
12 May 2016 Department for International Development, UK Jonathan Hargreaves and colleagues of the Anti-Corruption team
Giorgi Oniani, TI Georgia, Joann Van Engen, TI Honduras, Phil Newman, TI Australia
Discussed outcome of UK summit, TI work in several countries, and its links to TI's strategy
12 May 2016 EY Chris Costa, Jim McCurry
Initiative of professional services firms to collaborate on anti-corruption
11 May 2016 UK Government; Nigeria government; US government; Fadli Zon, Vice Speaker of the House of Representatives, Indonesia
Maggie Murphy
José Carlos Ugaz

Preventing corruption, Building Integrity, Ending Impunity: Transparenc Business, Enforcing Conventions, Empowering Citizens, Open Contracting, Financial Centres, Open Data
05 May 2016 DfID, UK Cabinet office John Virgoe, Head of Joint Anti Corruption Unit, Cabinet Office
Juliet Walton, Anti-Corruption Advisor, DFID
Daniel Arghiros, Team Leader, Financial Accountability and Anti-Corruption, DFID
Jonathan Hargreaves, Head, Governance, Open Societies and Anti-Corruption Department, DFID
Lloyd Cameron, Policy Adviser, Governance, Open Societies and Anti-Corruption Department, DFID
Maggie Murphy

Nick Maxwell, TI UK
Anti-Corruption Summit
Tackling Corruption Together Conference
04 May 2016 Commonwealth Secretariat
Possible TI inputs to forthcoming Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting (4 August 2016) and Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport Meeting (23 May 2016).
04 May 2016 PWC
Preparation for co-organized GCR sport event in New York, 16 May 2016, on the role of sponsors in strengthening integrity in sport.
04 May 2016 Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative Tilman Hoppe, anti-corruption consultant
Draft International Agreement on Exchange of Data for Verifying Asset Declarations
03 May 2016 UK Cabinet Office, UK Department for International Development (DFID), John Virgoe, Head of Joint Anti Corruption Unit, Cabinet Office
Juliet Walton, Anti-Corruption Advisor, DFID
Daniel Arghiros, Team Leader, Financial Accountability and Anti-Corruption, DFID
Jonathan Hargreaves, Head, Governance, Open Societies and Anti-Corruption Department, DFID
Maggie Murphy

Nick Maxwell, TI UK
Anti-Corruption Summit
Tackling Corruption Together Conference