CORRUPTION AND ANTI-CORRUPTION IN THE COOK ISLANDS

Filed under - Politics and government

Published on 21 January 2013 as a EU Helpdesk answer
Could you provide an overview of corruption and anti-corruption in the Cook Islands?

CONTENT


1. Overview of corruption in the Cook Islands
2. Governance structure and anti-corruption efforts in the Cook Islands
3. References

CAVEAT


Recent literature and studies on the current political situation in the Cook Islands as well as in-depth research on corruption and the impact of corruption on specific sectors in the country are limited.

SUMMARY


The lack of available information makes it difficult to assess the level of corruption and its impact in the Cook Islands. Nevertheless, according to international surveys, the Cook Islands is situated around the global average in terms of its performance on governance indicators but perform poorly in terms of the rule of law.
Nepotism and political corruption appear to be the main corruption risks in the Cook Islands. In addition, being an offshore financial centre makes the country vulnerable to money laundering.

Author(s): Sofia Wickberg , Transparency International, tihelpdesk@transparency.org
Reviewed by: Robin Hodess, Ph.D., Transparency International
Publication date: 21 January 2013
Number: 1306

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Country / Territory - Cook Islands   
Region - Asia Pacific   
Language(s) - English   
Topic - Access to information   |   Accountability   |   Civil society   |   Governance   |   Judiciary   |   Politics and government   |   Poverty and development   |   Public procurement   |   Public services   
Tags - Pacific Island Countries (PICs)   |   illegal fishing   |   fisheries   

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