Public Good applauds the research undertaken by Transparency International
Transparency International’s National Integrity System assessments cover elements of government including the Judiciary, the Ombudsman and Audit Office functions, as well as other parts of the public sector such as Local Government and the approach to procurement. The results of the assessment will be an important element in the national conversation about the quality of our public services.
The previous assessments by T.I. have been based largely on perceptions of corruption. However a new report [the New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment Some Emergent Findings] launched on May 8 2013, has taken a more holistic and research based approach to measuring both policy and performance. The final results will compare many countries and elements of government performance across a wide range of activities.
Public Good spokesperson Jan Rivers said ‘We await the preliminary findings and hope that they will demonstrate that New Zealand fares as well as it did in the previous T.I. reports, when it was judged the ‘least corrupt country in the world’“.
The report was released on at a seminar attended by Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, Minister of State Services and Hon Phil Goff, the Opposition Spokesperson State Services.
Media release references
- Recent IPGS presentation highlighting initial findings
- Transparency international NZ Website
- Global Initiative on Fiscal Transparency (GIFT) Including the UN endorsed high level principles
- TINZ National Integrity Study 2012
- TI-UK Corruption Part 1: Opinion Survey Dec 2010