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Trinidad and Tobago First Country to Pilot New Commonwealth Anti-Corruption Benchmarks

The Commonwealth is rolling out a series of training programmes for government officials in Commonwealth countries in its recently launched anti-corruption framework, starting with a pilot in Trinidad and Tobago.


April 15, 2022 | Colin O. Jarrett |

Trinidad and Tobago is the first Commonwealth country to benefit from training programmes for government officials in its recently-launched anti-corruption framework.

The Commonwealth Secretariat, in partnership with the Global Infrastructure Anti-Corruption Centre and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, last year published a landmark set of measures to support efforts to fight corruption.

As the first country to pilot the Commonwealth Anti-Corruption Benchmarks, local officials and law enforcement officers joined a two-day workshop aimed at helping the government and public sector organizations assess their anti-corruption laws, regulations, policies and procedures against international good practice and consider implementing appropriate improvements.

Colin O. Jarrett is a Caribbean News Editor with Vision Newspaper

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