The theme for the 18th edition of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) is announced

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2016

No country gets close to a perfect score in this year's index. A vicious cycle has developed between corruption, unequal distribution of power and unequal distribution of wealth.

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A new home for our corruption research

Transparency International is excited to announce the launch of the Knowledge Hub, a dedicated online space for our research.

Pardon me? Presidential clemency and impunity for grand corruption

Recent events in Brazil and Peru have shone a spotlight on the issue of presidential pardons in cases of grand corruption. Read more to find out the best practices that legislators can use to ensure that pardons are not abused for political purposes.

Stopping Dirty Money: the Global Effective-O-Meter

As of December 2017, global effectiveness at stopping money laundering stands at 32% effectiveness.

Corruption in the USA: The difference a year makes

A new survey by Transparency International shows that the US government has a long way to go to win back citizens’ trust.

Anti-Corruption Day 2017: Empowering citizens’ fight against corruption

The 9 December, is Anti-corruption Day. A key part of Transparency International’s work is to help people hold their governments to account. Have a look at what we've been doing around the world!

Digital Award for Transparency: Honouring digital initiatives to fight corruption

The Digital Award for Transparency awards individuals and civil society organisations who have developed digital technology tools used to fight corruption. The award aims at strengthening and promoting existing initiatives that promote good governance through three categories: Open Data, Citizen Engagement and Anti-Corruption Tools.

Unearthing corruption risks in mining approvals

From resource-rich West Africans nations, to the mining giants of the Pacific and North America, every time a government signs a deal to allow mining of its natural resources there are corruption risks – no matter where that country is.

TI launches Clean Contracting Manifesto, calls for G20 adoption

Governments spend huge sums of money via public procurement every year yet the concentration of money, government discretion and corporate influence in providing these vital good and services makes it particularly vulnerable to corruption. Transparency International has launched a Clean Contracting Manifesto to ensure that the whole lifecycle of public procurement is transparent, accountable, efficient and in the public interest.

Preventing corruption in state-owned enterprises

In many countries public services such as energy, water, transportation and health care are provided by enterprises either controlled or partly-owned by the government. These state-owned enterprises (SOEs) can be vulnerable to corruption. Transparency International researched ways SOEs can combat corruption - check it out here!

Investigative reporting celebrated in Latin America

This month, Transparency International and the Instituto Prensa y Sociedad honoured investigative journalists from El Salvador, Venezuela, Brazil and Panama at the 15th edition of the Latin American Awards for Investigative Journalism for their brave work uncovering corruption and wrongdoing.

Antoine Deltour: LuxLeaks whistleblower’s long legal battle continues

On Thursday 23 November, the High Court of Luxembourg will announce its verdict in the case of Antoine Deltour, the whistleblower who revealed aggressive tax avoidance schemes in Luxembourg by sharing the 'LuxLeaks' documents with journalists in 2014.

No Magnitsky sanctions passed against Martinelli; anti-corruption investigations must continue

While welcoming the inclusion of individuals and entities suspected of corrupt practices, Transparency International and its national chapter in Panama are disappointed that Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal, Former President of Panama, has not been included in sanctions announced on 21 December under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.

Court of Cassation LuxLeaks decision highlights need for effective whistleblower protection

Transparency International welcomes today’s decision by the Court of Cassation of Luxembourg to annul the verdict of an earlier appeal in the case of LuxLeaks whistleblower Antoine Deltour. The appeal verdict of Raphael Halet was confirmed. Comprehensive whistleblower protection legislation is needed at both EU and national level across Europe.

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Argentina G20 presidency must put anti-corruption at heart of global agenda

As Argentina takes over the presidency of the G20 from Germany today we call on the government to place tackling corruption at the top of the G20 agenda and demonstrate its commitment to working with civil society to make economic growth work for all, and not just the elite few.

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