Supporting and encouraging business to do its part in tackling corruption has been a global priority for Transparency International (TI) since its inception. Our approach is firmly anchored in the belief that sustainable progress towards a world free of corruption requires a systematic and constructive engagement with the demand for and supply of corruption and the incentive systems that shape them both. The Global Corruption Report 2009 provides a platform for combining refl ections on practical experience with rigorous analysis and a forward-looking perspective on the reform of policy and practice. After fi fteen years working with the private sector, and on issues of the supply side of corruption, we felt it was an opportune time to take stock of progress and suggest new and constructive ways ahead.
The Hungary country report erroneously refers to a cartel agreement between the Hungary Post Office and a newspaper distribution company. The Hungarian Post Co Ltd., rather than the Hungarian Post Office was involved in the cartel.
The GCR 2009 erroneously reports that following the purchase of shares in LAN Airlines, Sebastian Piñera was left with US$700,000 windfall. The US$700,000 figure in fact refers to the amount that Piñera was later fined.