Fighting corruption is at the heart of building a better world.

Corruption is widely accepted as one of the greatest obstacles to development, social justice, and poverty alleviation. The World Bank puts a $1.6 trillion price tag on the damaging effects of corruption, and this only refers to bribes. The cost of corruption in Africa alone is estimated at US$148 billion per year, equivalent to 25% of the continent’s GDP and about 300% of foreign aid it receives.

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It’s a fact: communities with systemic corruption are worse off.

Quantity and quality of education is more highly correlated with bribery than national wealth.

Maternal health is more highly correlated with bribery than national wealth.

+1% bribery means
1/2% less access to sanitation

Corruption is responsible for 1.6% of global deaths of children under five




Fides exists to transform lives and communities by promoting a culture of public integrity and reducing systemic corruption.

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“The credibility of our message depends on the integrity of those who live it and proclaim it.” – Christopher Wright, Accountability and Missions

“Corruption represents a threat …to the stability and security of societies, undermining the institutions of democracy, ethical values and justice and jeopardizing sustainable development and the rule of law.” – Preamble to the UN Convention on Corruption

“Let us strive for a culture of full integrity and transparency.”
CapeTown Commitment, The Lausanne Movement

“We should recognise that laws, institutions, rules and regulations, codes of ethics, training, whistle-blowing and all such paraphernalia provide only a framework and support. Unless fundamental human values are challenged and changed these may all be abused or circumvented.” – Paul Batchelor

“There is hope that faith-based organisations can be useful to the anti-corruption movement as they have a history of changing perceptions and hold a strong influence on people all over the world.” – 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference, Workshop Special Session on Faith and Human Security, 2008

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