We’re committed to helping our neighbours in the South Pacific fight corruption.
Though the Pacific TI chapters were defunded, corruption still runs rife in the Pacific. With higher levels of corruption, and fewer whistleblowers, watchdogs and organisations promoting accountability, Pacific nations become an international target for drug trafficking, smuggling and other criminal activities. We work closely with stakeholders and organisations in the Pacific, and key contacts in the Pacific diaspora here in New Zealand, to support our neighbours’ anti-corruption initiatives.
We strongly advocate for the revitalisation of funding for Melanesian Chapters and have started the work to support colleagues in Fiji, with the aim of seeing the reestablishment of a Fiji chapter of Transparency International.
We also strongly advocate for the support of anti-corruption civil society organisations in closer Pacific neighbours in Polynesia and Micronesia.
We’re working to develop a South Pacific network focusing on anti-corruption and the benefits of transparency and integrity. The network will include organisations and individuals in the Pacific diaspora in New Zealand, while also connecting to South Pacific nations, and Fiji.
The project, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), also includes further work with Integrity Fiji and the development of a risk assessment tool for small nations.
Have you been paid a bribe?
Has corruption increased in your country?
Is your government effectively tackling corruption?
The corruption barometer is the world’s largest survey that engages with people across the globe who are experiencing or confronting corruption. Unlike the Corruption Perception Index, the Corruption Barometer directly surveys members of the population, and has had over 100,000 anonymous responses from over 100 different countries.