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Media advisory – What is your government doing to prevent corruption in the defence sector?

Issued by Transparency International UK



Translations: AR


Transparency International UK’s Defence and Security Programme will release its new Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index online at http://www.defenceindex.org on 29 January at 2:01 London time.

The first of its kind, this index measures how governments around the world prevent and counter corruption in the defence sector. This in-depth analysis of defence corruption risks covers 82 countries around the world (listed at the bottom of this page). Together, these countries account for 94 per cent (USD 1.6 trillion) of the global military expenditure in 2011.

Transparency International calculates the global cost of corruption in the sector to be over USD 20 billion every year. This is equivalent to the total sum pledged by the G8 in L’Aquila in 2009 to fight world hunger – and makes tools to address the problem vital.

The index sheds light on a huge and secretive sector often tarnished by corruption scandals, and provides Ministries of Defence and Armed Forces with a tool to guide reform.

Independent country assessors filled in our 77-question assessment which covers defence corruption risks in 5 areas: political, finance, personnel, operations and procurement. The assessments were then reviewed by independent peer reviewers, and TI national chapters and country governments were invited to comment.

A report and the website http://www.defenceindex.org with thorough analysis of the results will be made available on 29 January.

Interviews in various languages may be arranged with our experts on that day.

AMERICAS: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, United States, Venezuela

ASIA PACIFIC: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand

EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA: Austria, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA (MENA): Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: Angola, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, DRC, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

 


For any press enquiries please contact

Maria Gili
Communications Officer
International Defence and Security Programme | Transparency International UK
+44 (0)20 7922 7975
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www.ti-defence.org

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Los países con las puntuaciones más altas en el IPC, como Dinamarca, Suiza e Islandia, no son inmunes a la corrupción. Si bien el IPC muestra que los sectores públicos en estos países están entre los menos corruptos del mundo, la corrupción existe, especialmente en casos de lavado de dinero y otras formas de corrupción en el sector privado.

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Переполох на верху

Страны с самым высоким рейтингом по ИВК, такие как Дания, Швейцария и Исландия, не защищены от коррупции. Хотя ИВК показывает, что государственный сектор в этих странах является одним из самых чистых в мире, коррупция все еще существует, особенно в случаях отмывания денег и другой коррупции в частном секторе.

Problèmes au sommet

Les pays les mieux classés sur l’IPC comme le Danemark, la Suisse et l’Islande ne sont pas à l’abri de la corruption. Bien que l’IPC montre que les secteurs publics de ces pays sont parmi les moins corrompus au monde, la corruption existe toujours, en particulier dans les cas de blanchiment d’argent et d’autres formes de corruption du secteur privé.

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