Corruption and lack of accountability threaten our democracy, our economy and the values of fairness and justice that we hold dear. Transparency International New Zealand works with Government, the private sector and civil society to identify corruption risks and to promote integrity and transparency as antidotes to corruption. This makes New Zealand a better place to live, for everyone.
New Zealand has one of the most trusted public sectors in the world, and we’re committed to helping our government continue to lift the global standard in democracy. We work across both central and local government to build transparency, accountability and integrity.
This work includes anti-corruption training, leadership programmes, and regular updates to the overall National Integrity Systems Assessment, providing key recommendations and areas of improvement.
New Zealand businesses benefit from a global reputation as one of the easiest places to do business. But complacency poses a risk, as bribery and other forms of organised crime remain alive and well in our private sector.
We work with organisations to help identify the abuse of entrusted power for private gain, and support the Government to legislate effectively against corruption.
Low population numbers, poverty and remoteness make it more difficult to sustain chapters in Polynesia, while corruption runs rampant. Since the closing of chapters in the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, and Fiji, Transparency International New Zealand has been acutely aware of the need for stronger voices for integrity and accountability in the region.
Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), our South Pacific Network includes work with Integrity Fiji and the development of a risk assessment tool for small nations.