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RECENT BLOG POSTS
- Interpreting the UK Government's Anti-Corruption Plan
- Corruption in the UK: a risk of failure?
- Ending Impunity for Grand Corruption – An Evening with Jose Ugaz
- Corruption Perceptions Index 2014
- Data from Electoral Commission reveals the extent of political donors being appointed to the House of Lords
- Transparency in Corporate Reporting: If there is nothing to hide - don't hide it
The Government has today published its first ever Anti-Corruption Plan, with 66 Actions in a 60-page document. Such plans are only as good as the political will and resources behind them: so how does it all stack up?
Last week we launched the annual Corruption Perceptions Index. Since the UK fell back to 17th place from the top ten a few years ago, it has been making progress back up the rankings, has ranked 14th for two years running. On the UN Anti-Corruption Day, we look at how well the UK is really doing – and what more needs to happen.
José Ugaz, the new global chair of Transparency International, spoke on grand corruption and Transparency International's future direction at TI-UK's Annual Lecture last month. Here are the key messages he delivered.
Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index was launched today. Now in its 20th year, the index is the world’s most widely-recognised tool for fighting corruption and prompting governments to act. But what exactly is the CPI, and what does this year’s index show?
Data from Electoral Commission reveals the extent of political donors being appointed to the House of LordsWritten by Robert Barrington Friday, 28 November 2014 00:00
Transparency International UK research based on the Electoral Commission’s register of donations shows, for the first time, the scale of donations from individuals who were appointed to the House of Lords after having donated large amounts of money to political parties and politicians.
Last week, we released our Transparency in Corporate Reporting (TRAC) report on the world’s 124 largest publicly listed companies. Several companies that had recently been involved in corruption scandals did much better than than one would expect. How is this possible?
While the ‘evergreening’ and ‘forced switching’ of pharmaceutical patents are legal practices, they act to reduce access to medicines for many and often those most vulnerable and so could be considered unethical or morally corrupt practices. Søren Holm, Professor of Bioethics at the University of Manchester, discusses the pharmaceutical patent game and its impacts.
Yesterday's back and forth on Fifa's corruption report highlights that Fifa is far from exhibiting good practice. But companies that make great claims about their own ethics and governance are still willing to support Fifa. It is time for the organisation's corporate partners to call on it to live up to the standards they have set themselves.
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