Governance and corruption reports Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share by Email RESOURCESPOLICY AND RESEARCHGOVERNANCE AND CORRUPTION Budget tracking for beginners: An introductory guideThis short guide provides an overview of budget tracking, the risks and benefits and outlines how to get involved in budget tracking, particularly at the local level. Church and community mobilisation (CCM) advocacy guideThis short guide gives practical suggestions about how to integrate local-level advocacy into church and community mobilisation (CCM) processes. Transparency and accountability initiatives – do they really make a difference?This short report assesses the impacts of transparency and accountability initiatives (often referred to as 'social accountability' tools) and recommends ways to strengthen these initiatives. Following the Money: A Quest for Social Accountability in Tanzania (2013)Tearfund supported the Christian Council of Tanzania to conduct research into the use of Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys (PETS) to enhance citizens' participation to ensure that public resources are efficiently utilised across Tanzania. This short briefing outlines the findings of the research. Natural resource flow infographicThis infographic offers a basic overview of how revenues from natural resources can benefit local communities if each group in the process plays its part. It does not look at indirect revenue flows, but focuses on the need for transparency in contracts, payments, revenues and government expenditure in order that local communities can benefit from the resources beneath their feet. Tearfund submission to Beyond 2015’s governance consultationThis discussion paper is a response to Beyond 2015’s call for inputs on the Post-2015 Framework with respect to governance and accountability. It offers a broad overview of our current thinking on the issue. APPG info packThis info pack was put together by Tearfund in its role as clerk to the Anti-Corruption All-Party Parliamentary Group. The pack provides an at-a-glance view of the UK's laws, the agencies that tackle each type of corruption and the current policy challenges. Designed as a click-through presentation, it allows you to explore easily in more detail the UK's efforts to curb each form of corruption. Partner resource: how to get involved in tackling briberyThis resource give a short overview of bribery issues and outlines practical ways that individuals, churches and NGOs working at both the local and national level can get involved in tackling bribery. EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) report (2013)The EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) seeks greater transparency and accountability for natural resource revenues. Research by Tearfund, Revenue Watch Institute and Paz y Esperanza looks at the results in Peru. 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. Tackling corruption in the UK's Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies (2012)This short briefing looks at the need to tackle corruption in the UK's Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, particularly with regard to ratifying international conventions and in tackling bribery. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. The cost of corruption (1999)A discussion paper on corruption, development and people living in poverty, this paper sets out some guiding principles for moves to tackle corruption. Constituency Development Funds (2013)Tearfund supported the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia and Micah Challenge Zambia to conduct research into the use of Constituency Development Funds across Zambia. This short briefing outlines the findings of the research. Secret's Out briefing (2014)The latest Secret's Out briefing, which calls on the G20 to make progress towards a global standard on extractive industry transparency at the Brisbane Summit in 2014. Unearth the truth: how transparency in the extractive industries can tackle corruption (2012)The latest Unearth the truth briefing, which calls on the UK government to continue to use its leadership in the European Council to ensure that the final Accounting and Transparency Directives that require extractive industry companies to report on their payments to governments are effective in order to tackle corruption and promote development. Unearth the truth: making extractive industries work for all (2011)This report argues for the need for legislation at an EU level for oil, gas and mining companies to report on the payments they make to foreign governments, both at a country and project level. This would enable citizens to hold their governments to account and ensure that the enormous wealth derived from their natural resources is used for the benefit of the whole society, including the poorest people. It will also encourage a transparent and stable business environment. Based on interviews with over 70 respondents in Sierra Leone and Colombia the report argues that mandatory company reporting has the potential to: a) release resources for development and combat corruption b) improve citizen engagement with their governments c) provide a stable business environment and reduce conflict d) create a level playing field for business in line with US legislation. Unearth the truth - Making extractive industries work for all (2011) (PDF 1.9 MB) Three page summary report English (PDF 126 KB)… Tackling corruption - Joining the dots across Whitehall (2010) Policy BriefingThe aim of this briefing is to draw attention to the pressing need for a cross-Whitehall framework on corruption, to meet the UK’s obligations under the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and to ensure greater policy coherence across government departments.