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With an average score of just 44 for three consecutive years, the Asia Pacific region is making little progress in the fight against corruption. Why is Asia Pacific making little to no progress in its anti-corruption efforts? One of the reasons is an overall weakening of democratic institutions and political rights.
Anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) are key to the fight against corruption, but to do this they need to be independent, publicly accountable and well-funded and staffed. In our new report we publish our findings of research into the strengths and weaknesses of ACAs in six Asian countries.