On 12 May the Prime Minister hosted the landmark international Anti-Corruption Summit in London. International Development Secretary Justine Greening addressed the precursor event hosted by the Commonwealth Secretariat. A key strand of the Summit outcomes included the news that the UK is to lead a new international network of partnerships between countries and institutions to stamp out corrupt practices and strengthen the integrity of government institutions globally.
Justine told the House at DFID Oral Questions earlier in May: “Corruption is bad for development, it is bad for poor people and it is bad for business. All our country programmes have anti-corruption strategies. DFID funds units in the National Crime Agency that are dedicated to investigating the money laundering and bribery that affects developing countries.”