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20 Jun 2016 description

Human assistance involves large sums of funding – US$ 24.5 billion in 2014 – that can be vulnerable to corruption and diversions that hurt the needy. Curbing corruption is a long-term effort that must be given strategic importance and adequate resources. Leaders of humanitarian organisations, donors and affected governments must take on the responsibilities and actions required to tackle corruption and to ensure humanitarian assistance delivers on its goals.

27 Jan 2016 description
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Press Release

Corruption still rife but 2015 saw pockets of hope

Transparency International calls on people everywhere to speak out against corruption

Berlin, 27 January 2016 – 2015 showed that people working together can succeed in the battle against corruption. Although corruption is still rife globally, more countries improved their scores in the 2015 edition of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index than declined.

03 Dec 2014 description

Corruption is a problem for all economies, requiring leading financial centres in the EU and US to act together with fast-growing economies to stop the corrupt from getting away with it, anti-corruption group Transparency International said today.

03 Dec 2013 description
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Global Infographic
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Map and Country Results


Corruption continues to have a devastating impact on societies and individuals around the world, with more than two-thirds of countries surveyed scoring less than 50 out of 100 in the latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).

05 Dec 2012 description

Corruption can happen anywhere. When politicians put their own interests above those of the public. When officials demand money and favours from citizens for services that should be free. Corruption is not just an envelope filled with money though – these people make decisions that affect our lives.

05 Dec 2012 description
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Map and Country Results
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Methodology Note


A growing outcry over corrupt governments forced several leaders from office last year, but as the dust has cleared it has become apparent that the levels of bribery, abuse of power and secret dealings are still very high in many countries. Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 shows corruption continues to ravage societies around the world.

03 Aug 2012 description

It was the year when the fight against corruption hit the headlines, and stayed there.

In 2011, demonstrations unfurled across the world – from the Middle East to Wall Street – demanding leadership that was accountable, fair and just. Calls for financial transparency grew, as instability continued to rock global markets, and corruption scandals emerged from international corporations. And the drive for open government took on new momentum, propelled by rapid developments in mobile technology.

A lot can happen in 12 months.

12 Dec 2011 description

FAO and Transparency International release working paper, call for improved governance

12 December 2011, Rome - "Unprecedented pressures on land have been created as new areas are cultivated, taken over by expanding urban centres or abandoned due to degradation, climate change and conflict," according to a paper jointly prepared by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and global corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI).

01 Dec 2011 description

2011 – a crisis in governance: Protests that marked 2011 show anger at corruption in politics and public sector

Berlin, 1 December 2011 – Corruption continues to plague too many countries around the world, according to Transparency International’s 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index released today. It shows some governments failing to protect citizens from corruption, be it abuse of public resources, bribery or secretive decision-making.

29 Apr 2011 description

Climate change measures must be made corruption proof

Dhaka, Bangladesh/Berlin, 30 April 2011

As governments prepare to spend up to US$100 billion annually by 2020 to limit climate change and prepare for its impact, Transparency International (TI) warns of the corruption risks of climate finance flowing through new, untested channels and recommends strengthening governance systems to tackle them.

14 Apr 2011 description
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The handbook is primarily aimed at managers and staff of humanitarian agencies, both at headquarters (HQ) and in the field. It speaks directly to those on front line of aid delivery as well as to senior managers who determine organisational culture and values.

20 Dec 2010 description


Power, Corruption and Violence: AStructural Perspective

Corruption has been given increased attention in recent years. A taboo subject until the early 1990s, it is recognised today to be one of the biggest obstacles to development. The adoption of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), which came into force in 2005, reflects this emerging consensus.

01 Dec 2010 description
Corruption has increased over the last three years, say six out of 10 people around the world. One in four people report paying bribes in the last year.
01 Oct 2010 description

With governments committing huge sums to tackle the world's most pressing problems, from the instability of financial markets to climate change and poverty, corruption remains an obstacle to achieving much needed progress. The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that nearly three quarters of the 178 countries in the index score below five, on a scale from 10 (highly clean) to 0 (highly corrupt). These results indicate a serious corruption problem.

01 Nov 2009 description

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) measures the perceived level of public-sector corruption in 180 countries and territories around the world. The CPI is a "survey of surveys", based on 13 different expert and business surveys.

01 Jun 2009 description

The private sector uses bribes to influence public policy, laws and regulations, believe over half of those polled for 2009 Global Corruption Barometer. The Barometer, a global public opinion survey released today by Transparency International (TI), also found that half of respondents expressed a willingness to pay a premium to buy from corruption-free companies.

01 Jun 2009 description

Plus de la moitié des personnes interrogées dans le cadre du Baromètre mondial de la corruption 2009 estime que le secteur privé a recours à des pratiques de corruption pour influencer les politiques publiques, la législation et les dispositions réglementaires. Publié aujourd'hui par Transparency International (TI), le Baromètre, sondage de l'opinion publique à l'échelle mondiale, a également révélé que la moitié des personnes interrogées se déclarait disposée à payer plus cher pour acheter des biens et des services auprès d'entreprises non corrompues.