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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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’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index (TI CPI) has found that the New Zealand and Denmark public sectors are the least corrupt in the world. 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