Corruption is the abuse of power for private gain, perpetuating poverty, inequality and injustice– affecting millions of lives globally. As the UK’s leading anti-corruption charity, we have spent the last 25 years working to expose and prevent corruption so that no one suffers its consequences.
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We have had a fruitful collaboration with Transparency International . . . and will continue to work together to improve transparency and accountability in the health system to ensure everyone has an equal right to a healthy and fulfilling life.
In a world in which trust is fragile and people long for integrity in government, politics, media, civil society and their own daily lives, Transparency International acts as an essential antidote against corruption.
Transparency International has created a new culture of openness which is now being emulated by many other institutions and partnerships.
When my company’s lawyer discovered that Russian Interior Ministry officers had robbed the Russian treasury, I never imagined he would end up dying in pre-trial detention. It is one example of the human impact of corruption and the shocking impunity of those in power.
Prior to COVID-19 the toll of global corruption was already huge, now new challenges have surfaced. Public money intended to save lives has flowed into the pockets of those with influential contacts, resulting in the delivery of substandard medical equipment. Meanwhile, reports of security forces violently targeting civilians under the justification of enforcing lockdown has resulted in innocent lives lost. Corruption prevention – especially in times of crisis – must remain a priority.
Alongside partners in Africa and Asia, we are leading the campaign for more transparent health systems, ensuring that health care reaches those who are vulnerable. In the defence sector we are supporting regional peacekeeping efforts in the Middle East and North Africa to address the link between corruption and human rights violations. Ultimately, we believe in enabling and empowering communities to create lasting solutions to corruption, which is especially important in a post-COVID world.
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