Archived governance and corruption reports Share on Facebook Share on Twitter RESOURCESPOLICY AND RESEARCHARCHIVED REPORTSARCHIVED 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. 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. 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. 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. 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… 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. International Anti-Corruption Champion: what is the strategy? Policy briefing (2011)This briefing calls on the Secretary of State for Justice to devise and implement a comprehensive UK anti-corruption strategy and to establish effective accountability mechanisms involving all key stakeholders. The briefing outlines why a strategy is needed, who should be involved in the drafting and what could be included in the strategy document. 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. 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.