New Zealand tops the world for lowest level of perceived corruption in our public sector Loading Comments…
December 4, 2013
The Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin has released its annual Global Corruption Perceptions Index.
The Index, which ranks the public sector of 177 countries across the world, has consistently shown New Zealand as a country with a strong reputation for clean government. For 2013 Denmark and New Zealand tie for first place in the index due to perceptions that their public sectors have the lowest levels of corruption. You can view the index here.
The Ombudsmen’s work contributes to this by:
- investigating complaints and recommending improvement in state sector administration and decision making;
- investigating and reviewing official information decisions to ensure public access is not denied unnecessarily;
- providing advice and guidance about serious wrong doing and ensure legitimate concerns are brought to light and investigated by appropriate authorities;
- monitoring and inspecting place of detention to ensure people are treated humanely.