9 December is International Anti-Corruption Day and we want to take this opportunity to remind you that no country is immune to the effects of corruption.
Sadly, most countries are making little to no progress in ending corruption, as we found in our Corruption Perceptions Index 2017. Similarly, we’ve found that despite lofty promises the G20 is dragging its feet on implementing its anti-corruption commitments, and OECD members are not actively enforcing laws against bribing abroad. Even some UN agencies, like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), are also not doing enough to combat corruption.
As UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “The World Economic Forum estimates that the cost of corruption is at least $2.6 trillion — or 5 per cent of global gross domestic product...Corruption begets more corruption and fosters a corrosive culture of impunity.”
This might sound all doom and gloom, but there is hope.
Ordinary citizens all over the world are coming together to fight back against corruption and they are making a real difference.
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