February 2012 (#142)


In this update:

  • South Asia: tales from those battling corruption every day
  • Highlights from 2011: Anti-Corruption Milestones and Corruption Information
  • 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index: how countries contain corruption
  • TI Future Strategy
  • Coming Events

South Asia: tales from those battling corruption every day

A new Transparency International survey of six South Asian countries published 22 December 2011 found that more than one in three people who deal with public services said they pay bribes.

Highlights from 2011: Anti-Corruption Milestones and Corruption Information

Fighting corruption has been high on the agenda in 2011. People have taken to the streets to demand accountability from their leaders. Additional countries have adopted anti-corruption legislation. More people are coming forward to report corruption. However, the cost of corruption to economies and societies remains high.

2011 Corruption Perceptions Index: how countries contain corruption

New Zealand, Denmark, Finland and Sweden have been consistently ranked at the top of the Corruption Perceptions Index. Click on the link above to read more about what makes their national integrity systems more effective.

TI Future Strategy

TI has recently developed a new five year strategy which sets out a number of important directions for the Movement. The six strategic priorities identified are: People; Institutions; Laws; Values; Network; and Impact.

Coming Events

10th Annual IBA Anti-Corruption Conference ? 12-14 March at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, France.