• How does corruption affect you?

    We define corruption as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. Corruption erodes trust, weakens democracy, hampers economic development and further exacerbates inequality, poverty, social division and the environmental crisis. Exposing corruption and holding the corrupt to account can only happen if we understand the way corruption works and the systems that enable it.

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  • Corruption Perceptions Index Explained

    The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) was established in 1995 as a composite indicator used to measure perceptions of corruption in the public sector in different countries around the world. During the past 20 years, both the sources used to compile the index and the methodology have been adjusted and refined. In 2012, important changes were […]

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  • E-news Brief, Issue 18, Dec 2020

    TTTI hosted a virtual Special General Meeting on 16 December, 2020. Mr. Moonilal Lalchan, Procurement Regulator and Chairman of the Board of Procurement Regulation delivered an informative keynote address entitled: Procurement Legislation: the next steps.

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  • Anti-Corruption Day 2020 – Hold Power to Account and Recover with Integrity

    Today the world commemorates December 9 as International Anti-Corruption Day. Corruption is defined by Transparency International (TI) as ‘the abuse of entrusted power for private gain.’ Anti-Corruption Day gives citizens an occasion to reflect on the devastating impact of corruption on the most vulnerable in our society. Corruption diverts essential resources and quickly weakens all […]

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  • Trinidad & Tobago Parliament

    Outstanding matters

    As the new government reads its first budget TTTI reiterates the urgent need to deal with outstanding legislation that will benefit every Trinidad and Tobago citizen and have a positive impact on the public purse. Priority must be given to the full proclamation of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Act. The Office […]

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  • Outstanding Legislation – priority and attention

    Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute (TTTI) notes with disappointment, the outstanding full proclamation of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Act. This is especially troubling as a general election date has now been set and Parliament has been dissolved. In 2004 as a first step towards legislation, the Green Paper, was introduced and […]

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  • E-news Brief, Issue 17, Feb 2020

    Launch of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) On 23rd January 2020, TTTI launched the results of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2019 at the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business. The result, which ranks countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, with 0 being highly corrupt and 100 very clean, saw Trinidad […]

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  • TTTI wins award for Best Social Investment Project

    On 4th February, 2020, Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute’s (TTTI) School Integrity Club Project was honoured to receive the award for Best Social Investment Project (SME) from the Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago.

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  • Results of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2019

    The CPI ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, drawing on 13 expert assessments and surveys of business executives. It uses a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). More than two-thirds of countries score below 50, with an average score of only 43. Since 2012, only […]

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