Cases of corruption rarely seem to be out of the news in Latin America and the Caribbean. Just in the last few years alone, several high profile cases have sent shockwaves through the region. However, momentum has been building against corruption, giving hope that after decades of inaction things are changing.
The Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) - Latin America and the Caribbean reveals that more than half of all citizens in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries think corruption is getting worse in their country and governments aren’t doing enough to tackle it. Corruption is a major concern for ordinary people; 85 per cent of those surveyed believe government corruption is “a big problem”.
The GCB is the largest, most detailed survey of citizens’ views on corruption and their experiences of bribery in Latin American and Caribbean. In partnership with IPSOS Peru, Market Research Services and Public Domain, the GCB surveyed more than 17,000 citizens in 18 countries across the region. Fieldwork took place between January 2019 and March 2019.
To counter crime and corruption, law enforcement authorities around the world need to be able to swiftly uncover the identities of the real owners of companies. Transparency International argues that public registers of beneficial ownership should be the norm.
Our minds do not often make the link between climate and corruption, but unfortunately the two are deeply interlinked
The TI Amalia Award recognises and celebrates professional excellence and impact by the anti-corruption fighters from the Transparency International movement.
خلال الشهرين الماضيين، اجتاحت موجة من الاحتجاجات شوارع مصر والعراق ولبنان. وبلغ عدد المحتجين الذين نزلوا إلى الشوارع في لبنان أكثر من مليون شخص ينددون بالظلم، وكان ذلك غالبا في تحدّ للقمع العنيف الذي تمارسه السلطات. وعلى الرغم من اختلاف المطالب التي نادى بها المحتجون في البلدان الثلاثة، بل تختلف حتى فيما بين الحركات في نفس البلد، إلا أن هذا الغضب العارم قام على قاسم مشترك بينها: الفساد وسوء الإدارة المالية للحكومات.
A common factor has underpinned mass protests in Egypt, Iraq and Lebanon over the past two months: outrage over corruption and financial mismanagement by governments.
As the World Bank holds its annual meetings in Washington D.C this week, Transparency International is calling for greater transparency, accountability and participation in the World Bank’s contribution to financing the 2030 Agenda.
"Fake news" has become a major threat to public trust in democracy and news media outlets over the past years. The fight against corruption is also affected.
Globally, approximately 120 countries have right to information laws. In some countries, these laws are top notch, but in others, the laws either don’t exist or need significant improvements. On International Right to Know Day, citizens are speaking out around the world to demand greater accountability from government. But are most people even aware of their right to request information in the first place?