This Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index is the first ever review of corruption risk and corruption vulnerability in Defence Ministries and Armed Forces. It offers governments, armed forces, civil society organisations, and citizens detailed knowledge and understanding of the corruption risks in their national defence and security establishments. This Index is novel, as it is open to governments providing information and reviewing results. We have been encouraged by how many governments have provided input, and welcome further engagement to help us correct inaccuracies in the research, and work with us to develop reform plans. There are many countries whose defence ministry remains secretive and closed, and where it can be dangerous even to ask questions about corruption. Bringing transparency to this sector, and accountability to citizens, is another main purpose of this Index. Many of these countries are important players on the world stage, and major exporters and importers of arms. It is to the benefit of the whole world that they be more open and accountable
about their defence establishments.
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Phi Beta Iota: Putting the USA into the low risk super clean ranking is a real howler — and a good demonstration of how the best of intentions can lead to utterly ridiculous findings. 5% of the US defense budget is known to be kick-backs to Congressional patrons; 40% or so of US weapons acquisition is known waste, and the US military across the services are so corrupt they cannot execute a simple 10% a year cut in budget for a 3-year 30% total.