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United Nations General Assembly 2019: As Member States gather in New York the UN must commit to its fight against corruption

Bénédicte Aboul-Nasr is a Project Officer at Transparency International Defence and Security. She works on issues related to corruption, conflict, and insecurity in the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as on how corruption affects United Nations Peacekeeping. This week, Member States are convening for the 74th Session of General Assembly, during which […]

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The Government Defence Integrity Index: a roadmap to a better defence sector

By Ara Marcen Naval, Head of Advocacy at Transparency International Defence & Security   Last week the US President issued a government memorandum making corruption a core national security concern. Transparency International’s new research reveals there is good cause for concern. The 2020 Government Defence Integrity Index (GDI) shows that nearly two-thirds of countries –  62 […]

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62% of countries at high risk of defence and security corruption, index reveals

November 16, 2021 – The 2020 Government Defence Integrity Index (GDI) released today by Transparency International Defence & Security reveals nearly two-thirds of countries face a high to critical risk of corruption in their defence and security sectors. Countries that score poorly in the GDI have weak or non-existent safeguards against defence sector corruption and […]

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Nigeria must stop using violence against protesters

Governance reforms, including to security sector, are urgently needed   23 October 2020 – Transparency International condemns the Nigerian state’s excessive use of force and the continued perpetration of violence against peaceful protesters. Protests that began with demands for an end to police brutality and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), have since transformed into wider […]

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High levels of defence corruption risk threaten security and stability in Niger

6 December, Niamey – Security and stability in Niger are threatened by high levels of corruption risk in its national defence sector, according to new research by Transparency International – Defence & Security. Niger’s defence sector scores poorly in the 2020 Government Defence Integrity Index, which is today being launched in Niamey. Receiving a majority […]

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Ghana

This project is conducted in collaboration with the Ghana Integrity Initiative. Ghana is often seen as the good governance frontrunner in West Africa. The country is also a strong contributor to international peacekeeping missions, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, and the Accra-based Ghana Armed Forces Staff and Command College (GAFCSC) and Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training […]

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Corruption and international security: the TI toolkit

We know that corruption is a threat to international security. Now we need to work out how to address it. Corruption threatens international security, destroying the legitimacy and effectiveness of governments and the defence and security sector, hindering economic development, and providing a powerful call to arms for violent extremist movements. Fortunately the issue is […]

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Conflict & Insecurity

Poverty, public disenfranchisement, conflict and violent extremism flourish where governments line their pockets at the expense of providing basic services. Corruption undermines democracy and strengthens extremist and organised crime groups; it also hollows out defence and security forces, rendering them more likely to exacerbate a conflict than to respond to it. And when defence and […]

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