Annual Report 2010

We are a global movement sharing one vision: a world in which government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. Discover in our 2010 Annual Report how we are turning our vision into reality.

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Interviews

India Anupama Jha, Executive Director, TI India

“Corruption has led to inequality, injustice and has widened the divide between the rich and poor” >> read more

 

 

Ireland John Devitt, Chief Executive, TI Ireland

“Since we can’t always know where the risks lie, we rely on insiders to bring them to the attention of regulators and policy makers as they arise” >> read more

 

 

Kenya Teresa C. Omondi, Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programmes, TI Kenya

“We bank on education to free us from poverty and to help sustainable development, but corruption brings about the opposite of this” >> read more

 

 

Morocco Ali Lahlou, Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre Coordinator, Transparency Maroc

“We’ve defied some taboos in Moroccan society, in particular against individuals openly challenging public bodies” >> read more

 

 

Peru Cecilia Blondet, Executive Director, Proética

“Peruvians said that corruption was the biggest problem facing the country, above poverty or unemployment” >> read more

 

 

Snapshots

In 2010 we worked around the world to foster transparency and integrity, and demand accountability. Here are a few examples of these efforts:

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Following up on its work to improve the integrity of parliamentary lobbying, has turned its attention to the private sector. The chapter released recommendations for corporate lobbyists in 2010 and worked with the corporate rating firm to include lobbying criteria in assessing companies’ social responsibility programmes. The chapter has applied this initiative by working with , the world’s second-largest cement manufacturer, to improve its lobbying charter by enhancing the transparency of lobbying activities.

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After monitoring Lebanon’s 2009 parliamentary elections, the Lebanese Transparency Association watched over campaign financing during the municipal elections in 2010. About 200 people were deployed in 21 cities to monitor four rounds of voting. The monitors exposed and reported several violations, such as vote buying and abuse of official resources. The chapter will release its findings in 2011.

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Following sustained advocacy by , the country’s Ministry of Finance directed all government agencies in April 2010 to integrate our Integrity Pacts into their public procurement procedures. The ministry has issued sample contracts to be signed by all participants in the procurement chain, including suppliers, government procurement officers and tender committee members. The chapter will train government agencies to implement the pacts and educate companies and industry groups on their new responsibilities under the agreement.

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For the third consecutive year, monitored federal funds granted to public universities. Since 2008 the chapter has overseen the flow of around US $1.8 billion in funding, and is currently monitoring how school directors are chosen for public high schools. The chapter verifies that regulations are followed, and observes the selection process. More than 1,000 hirings have been reviewed so far, and by 2012 every head teacher in Mexico is expected to be appointed with this process.

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With parliamentary elections scheduled for 2012, is using theatre to educate voters about the connection between corruption and politics. The ‘Understanding Corruption through Drama’ project, launched in 2010, focuses on rural areas where literacy rates are low and media access is limited. Local theatre troupes perform plays in communities and then lead discussions and question-and-answer sessions. The project is underway in six provinces, with more expected to follow.

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Renowned for her blog and oversized magnifying glass, the animated character Lupita has become Peru’s anti-corruption heroine. Created by our Peruvian chapter , the Lupita project encourages citizens to review information about candidates who apply for jobs in public office. In its first year, irregularities in asset declaration, place of birth and other candidate information were uncovered. Lupita’s blog has received thousands of visits and has been widely featured in national and local media.

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TI Sierra Leone held a two-day training session on financial management and record keeping for 90 local government finance officers. The training achieved several key goals, including providing up-to-date information on revenue and project-management systems, and training finance officers to be more efficient. Officers have since formed task forces charged with promoting accountability, transparency and integrity within their agencies.

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Since 2008, our Defence and Security led by TI UK has run a course on building integrity in cooperation with and the . Aimed at senior officers and defence officials, the week-long course has been held in five countries and has involved more than 300 participants from 22 nations. October 2010 saw the course receive formal accreditation by NATO. This is the first time that NATO has partnered with an NGO, and its lessons will affect all NATO members and candidate states. The course aims to strengthen the foundation for leadership, good governance, and change management in the approach to countering corruption within the defence and security sector.

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