In 2016, one in three Europeans felt that their governments and political leaders were mostly or entirely corrupt. Just as Transparency International published this figure (from our Global Corruption Barometer survey of Europe and Central Asia), I began working on a project with civil society and motivated individuals in governments across the EU to show that corruption is not inevitable. Our tool is the Integrity Pact and our focus is public procurement, a sector which sees corruption-related losses of almost €5 billion per year in the EU alone.

The Integrity Pact is a signed commitment by contractors and bidders in…

Claire Martin

(Mostly) on @anticorruption & Working at Transparency International. Views my own.

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