Blog » Great article on fighting corruption by Jose Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International
Think how corruption undermines City Creditworthiness in so many ways, from revenue collection to spending to governance. Fighting it requires leadership and tenacious hard work from local government leaders, managers, & workers, though. - Tom C.
"How to Fight Corruption"
Today Transparency International is a global movement with a wide membership that share a vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. Our tools are used by both the public and private sectors.
Corruption will continue if people believe they can escape punishment. One of the most important themes of our continuing work at Transparency International will be to show that there is no impunity for corruption no matter how powerful you are or how much money you have.
In our Corruption Stories collection here on Medium you can read about the effects of corruption on individuals and what can be done to help them. Our website Transparency International - The Global Anti-Corruption Coalitionhttp://www.transparency.org/ has more information about our tools and our work. You can find a Transparency International chapter in your region here Transparency International - The Global Anti-Corruption Coalition , and discover what it does; our work on poverty and corruption is described in more detail here Corruption by topic - Poverty and development .
When I was appointed in 2000 to investigate corruption in Peru by the government that was the source of that corruption, few thought the apparatus of state and the president who oversaw it would be dismantled and the president himself put behind bars.
Transparency International chapters around the world are continuing this fight today. Here we will tell our stories from the front lines of the battle to rid the world of corruption from the corridors of power to the dark alleys of despair where a demand for a bribe can hold a life in the balance.