Corrupt practices impact millions of people worldwide, as tax dollars meant for vital public goods and services disappear. Low-income individuals and families and under-represented minorities are most negatively affected. Corruption also adversely impacts the business environment. Evidence shows that transparent governments improve business efficiency and spur economic and investment opportunities.
OGP governments are leading the fight against corruption. They are innovating new solutions and ensuring compliance with international norms. OGP countries were among the earliest adopters of policies to advance beneficial ownership transparency and open contracting standards.
Combating corruption is fundamental to all OGP commitments. Left unchecked, corruption erodes citizens’ trust in their government and its ability to serve their interests.