On 3 December, Transparency International referred to a new report by Transparency International UK, “From Practice to Impact”, which tracks anti-corruption commitments made by 20 countries, including the UK.
Its findings include –
- 78% of the 169 commitments that have been monitored are ‘in play’, meaning that they have seen progress over the last 6 months;
- 87.5% of commitments made on asset recovery (returning the proceeds of corruption to victims) are in play;
- 82% of commitments on public procurement (the purchasing of goods and services by government departments and public authorities) are in play;
- 71% c on beneficial ownership transparency (transparency over the real person who ultimately owns, controls or benefits from a company) are in play; and
- 91% of commitments on whistleblowing protection (protections for those who speak out to reveal neglect or abuses within the activities of an organisation) are in play.
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