Corruption occurs where the integrity of a person, government, or company is manipulated and compromised for their own personal gain.
There are two main types of corruption:
- political corruption - the dysfunction of a political system or institution in which government officials, political officials or employees seek illegitimate personal gain through actions such as bribery, extortion, cronyism, patronage and embezzlement
- corporate corruption - bribes are offered to agencies, institutions or individuals to win a contract
For more information on bribery and corruption, and what we are doing about it, see our Bribery & Corruption section.