Archived governance and corruption reports

  • Anti-Corruption Day briefing (2012)

    This briefing, prepared for Anti-Corruption Day 2012, outlines the opportunities for the UK government to show leadership in tackling corruption in 2013. In particular, it looks at budget transparency, natural resource transparency, tackling bribery and the need for a cross-Whitehall strategy on corruption.

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  • Bribery: what is needed to make the Bribery Act effective (2012)

    The UK Bribery Act is a landmark piece of legislation which, if implemented and enforced, would be major step forward in ensuring that UK companies do not participate in or facilitate bribery either at home or abroad. This briefing outlines concerns that current loopholes and insufficient resourcing for enforcement undermine the effectiveness of the Act.

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  • Bond Anti-Corruption Group report – UNCAC (2011)

    This joint report that Tearfund lead-authored assesses the UK's progress on tackling corruption. The report, written by the Bond Anti-Corruption Group, analyses the UK's compliance with some of its international commitments under the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. It identifies a series of weaknesses and makes several recommendations for UK action.

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  • Why advocate on governance and corruption? (2012)

    This booklet highlights practical actions that can be taken to combat corruption and promote good governance. It includes an overview of the main issues involved as well as stories from around the world, tools and resources that will equip organisations and churches to become more involved in this important global struggle.

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  • Better together: evidence of the crucial role that citizens play in fighting corruption (2011)

    This paper is the outcome of qualitative research and outlines some of the practical ways in which citizens and their elected representatives have played, and could play, a part in tackling corruption. The United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) is the most comprehensive global agreement on corruption, which, if implemented, could significantly reduce corruption and contribute to sustainable development.

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  • Corruption and its discontents: assessing the impact of corruption on people living in poverty (2010)

    The impact of corruption on the communities where Tearfund’s partners are working has highlighted the need to tackle corruption as one of the key barriers to development. This report explores these and many other impacts of corruption on people living in poverty in developing countries. It is based on field research conducted by Tearfund partner organisations in Cambodia, Peru and Zambia and the communities with whom they work. It presents the experiences of people whose voices are seldom heard: those in the communities whose lives are most affected by corruption. It also suggests how these experiences should be taken into account in donor efforts to combat corruption.

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