“I will not be corrupt and I will not tolerate corruption in others”
Towards a Corruption Resilient Society
Bhutan was ranked as the 24th least corrupted country among 180 countries in the world in 2020 by Transparency International (TI), Berlin. This meant that our country ranked 6th in Asia and was the least corrupted country in the SAARC region in 2020.
Ours is a closely knit society with a small population (771,608 only in 2020). We have good policies and laws in place. We have a huge civil service force (civil service to national population ration of 1:26 in 2020), beside other public servants to effectively serve our country. We aspire for Gross National Happiness. We do not like corruption, and we are guided by His Majesty’s noble command “I will not be corrupt and I will not tolerate corruption in others.”
Nevertheless, the National Corruption Barometer Survey (NCBS) 2020 showed that various forms of corruption occur in our country, and citizens are aware of and anxious about them. Thus, with our vision of “A small country of GNH with citizens and governments free from the fear of corruption”, Bhutan Transparency Initiative (BTI) embarks on a challenging, yet noble and practical journey of promoting a soft but effective and sustainable corruption prevention tool: building a corruption resilient society with high moral standards against corruption. To begin with, BTI would like to invite citizens from all sections of the society, may they be monks, public servants, business people, farmers or students to join us as our Members. We believe that if every Bhutanese takes the moral responsibility to shy away from corruption, we can become the ‘cleanest’ country in the world.
JOIN THE COMMON PURSUIT TO BUILD A SOCIETY FREE FROM CORRUPTION
SHOW YOUR SOLADARITY AS A CORRUPTION RESILIENT CITIZEN TODAY
LET’S BUILD A LIVELY, COHESIVE AND HAPPY SOCIETY TO LIVE IN
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