Research & Advocacy and Public Fundraising Programme

Goal 6: To provide evidence based research and studies on corruption-related topics and adequately respond to emerging corruption cases or abuse of power where TI Cambodia believes its intervention is necessary and within its mandate.

Corruption is a complex problem that thrives on confusion and secrecy. Knowledge is a key component in the fight against it. While corruption is garnering much attention in Cambodia, comprehensive, high-quality academic research is needed to refine understanding of the phenomenon, foster informed debates, help civil society adopt a targeted approach to tackling corruption and devise effective anti-corruption policies.

National Integrity System Assessment
Released in September 2014 after two years of research and consultative work, TI Cambodia’s National Integrity System Assessment 2014 is the first comprehensive study on the extent and root causes of corruption in Cambodia. Scanning 13 pillar institutions, it provides a full diagnosis of the state of the country’s governance system.
The study shows that overall Cambodia’s governance system is weak. The Judiciary, highly politicised and vulnerable to bribery and outside influence, is identified as the weakest institution, followed by law enforcement agencies.
TI Cambodia developed key policy recommendations based on the findings of the report, seeking to engage government, donors and civil society to push forward much-needed reform of the Judiciary, the Anti-Corruption Law and the public sector as well as the passing of an Access to Information Law.

Online Resource Library
TI Cambodia compiled existing studies related to corruption in Cambodia and a library is now available on our website to access corruption-related resources. It acts as a resource centre for those who seek information on corruption and anti-corruption in Cambodia.