Pacific Corruption Barometer and Government Defence Integrity Index to be released

The Pacific Corruption Barometer

Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer is the only worldwide survey of public opinion and experience of corruption. Since its debut in 2003, the Barometer has gathered the views and experiences of tens of thousands of ordinary people around the world.

In 2021, the first-ever Corruption Barometer was conducted in ten Pacific countries and territories. 

Over 6,000 people were interviewed in Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Kiribati, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. The result is the largest, most detailed survey of corruption in the region – how people experience it, whether they feel corruption is on the rise, and what they think are the most urgent problems. 

The report will be published on November 16th and will be publicly available on Transparency International’s website:

This survey was undertaken through the Indo-Pacific Partnership for Strong, Transparent, Responsive & Open Networks for Good Governance (IPP-STRONGG) programme, which is funded by the New Zealand Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. See Accountability in Asia Pacific.

To hear from Pacific Islanders themselves on their views and experiences of corruption in their countries is both powerful and a credible tool to drive change. 

Transparency International is working with our allies in civil society to engage governments and other key stakeholders on the findings, as evidence for the reforms needed at national and higher levels.

TINZ is conducting a free webinar on 16 November coinciding with the release. Click for information or register here

Government Defence Integrity Index

The Government Defence Integrity Index (GDI) assesses the quality of institutional controls to manage the risk of corruption in defence and security institutions. 

It is produced by Transparency International’s Defence & Security (TI-DS) global programme. 

The GDI sets the standard for TIDS’s evidence-based advocacy, and is the world’s leading assessment of corruption risks in defence establishments. 

Transparency International's team of experts draw together evidence from a wide variety of sources and interviewees across 77 areas, with the goal of producing a detailed assessment of the integrity of national defence institutions. 

Lewis Rowland, who reviewed the questionnaire summary on TINZ behalf, commented that the questionnaire was very long and involved,with rigorous but quality  questions.

New Zealand was last assessed in 2015, and was ranked in New Zealand’s GI ranking in Band A placing it at the top of all assessed countries globally, in the very low risk of corruption category.

Join us on Wednesday 17th November 2021 from 9.30 to 10.30 am NZDT for a live webinar to hear about how the New Zealand Defence Sector shapes up on integrity, accountability and transparency.

Speakers will include a TI Defence & Security expert, and, we hope, a Ministry of Defence spokesperson.

Register here to attend this free webinar.

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