Here’s a quick roundup of media coverage of the recent Global Integrity Report: 2008. Thank you to all the people worldwide who helped us get the word out.
- Our 2008 Grand Corruption Watch List is the focus of an article and slideshow in Business Week magazine.
- Russia’s Kommersant newspaper highlights findings from the Global Integrity Report: 2008 in Russia.
- The Washington Times explores the corruption risks behind the unregulated flow of money into politics in the Middle East.
- Simon Barber of South Africa’s Business Day uses Global Integrity’s 2008 assessment of South Africa as a tool to deconstruct some of the myths — as well as realities — surrounding corruption in his country.
- The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation explores the global trend of poor political financing regulations as an issue that hits close to home for Canadians.
- The Philippines broadcast network ABS-CBN highlights findings from Global Integrity’s 2008 assessment of the Philippines.
- Global Integrity is featured on Accountability 2.0, a governance and anti-corruption blog supported by Transparency International.
- The release of the Global Integrity Report: 2008 is covered in news outlets around the world including: The New Nation (Bangladesh), Napi Gazdaság (Hungary), Uganda Pulse (Uganda), L’Express Plus (Cameroon) and El Nuevo Diario (Nicaragua).
— Jonathan Eyler-Werve
@ Anonymous — in short, no. We’re in the midst of discussions with at least one government about implementing some serious auditing processes (see our indicators on that issue as well) to increase the veracity of these data. Stay tuned…
I appreciate the nature of Q29. In practice do your assessors feel there is much credibility in many national processes for confirming accuracy and completeness of asset declarations?
Agree — the availability of asset disclosures (in the executive, legislative, judiciary & senior civil service) is tracked in the Integrity Indicators, which are the source of our scorecards.
Thanks for the link!
I was heartened by the Reuters report today of the decalration of assets by President Karzai. If that is reliable, it separates him from the majority of heads of government. Perhaps declarations by national leaders and asset comparisons year on year, should be an integrity measure for you to adopt? http://www.reuters.com/article/asiaCrisis/idUSISL24821