What we do

You’ll find corruption, to varying degrees, in every country in the world. Even the least corrupt countries do not maintain a perfect score in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index. Corruption ripples out from its epicentre, and affects the lives of entire communities, regions and nations – with the effects often crossing borders.

We are part of a global movement – one of more than 100 chapters – passionately fighting for a world free from corruption. In New Zealand, we promote transparency and integrity through policy, legislation and organisational culture. We also promote the provision of safe spaces and processes to enable individuals to speak up when things aren’t right.

Accountable Government

Working across Central & Local Government

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.

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Transparent Business

Anti-corruption actions in the Private Sector

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.

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Transparent Pacific

A voice for South Pacific nations

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.

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Support our work

Do you want to help us create a more transparent, accountable New Zealand? Find out more about how you can support our work, either as an individual or an organisation.

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