Transparency International (UK)

The Fight for a Corruption Free World

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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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1112842)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£13,300

Amount raised

£13,118

Donations

69

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Category

  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief
  • OtherOther

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

  • 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.

    — Mariângela Simão, Assistant Director General, WHO (Drug Access, Vaccines and Pharmaceuticals)

  • 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.

    — David Nussbaum, Chief Executive of The Elders

  • Transparency International has created a new culture of openness which is now being emulated by many other institutions and partnerships.

    — Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General of the UN

  • 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.

    — Bill Browder, Anti-Corruption Campaigner

Situation

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.

Solution

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.