If Corruption Were an Industry...

If corruption were an industry, it would be the world’s third largest, worth more than $3 trillion and 5 percent of global GDP. According to the OECD, corruption is a major obstacle to sustainable economic, political and social development as it:

  • increases the cost of doing business;
  • decreases cross border investment and trade facilitation;
  • generates waste and inefficiency in the use of public resources;
  • excludes the poor from public services and perpetuates poverty; and
  • corrodes public trust, undermines the rule of law and ultimately delegitimises the state.

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Public Sector Integrity Media Release
State Services Commission took a very positive step in addressing a key recommendation of TINZ's Integrity Plus 2013 New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment by advertising a role for Deputy Commissioner, Integrity, Ethics and Standards. 11 May, 2017

Defence Inquiry Media Release
Transparency needed to support the integrity of our Defence Force 2 Apr, 2017

Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 TINZ media release
Transparency International 25 Jan, 2017

TINZ OGP Submission
Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) submitted recommendations for New Zealand’s second Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan (NAP). Among the recommendations were a call for more ambition in creating NAPs and developing channels of communication for improving engagement with citizens. 19 Aug, 2016