National Integrity Action (NIA) was registered as a not-for-profit organisation in March 2011 with the objective of combatting corruption in Jamaica on a non-partisan basis.
The establishment of NIA grew out of the necessity to raise levels of national integrity and to combat corruption more effectively in Jamaica. The perception of Jamaicans and of the international community is that corruption is unacceptably high in our country, and that the corrupt must be deterred, detected and punished.
While maintaining its presence as an effective civil society actor, NIA is now engaged in the process of building the core of a social movement for integrity. This process involves accepting members and partnering with diverse organisations to strengthen good governance in Jamaica. On this basis, NIA is building public engagement and demand for:
NIA has forged important working relationships – locally and internationally. Locally our partners include the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, the Social Development Commission and the Ministry of Justice. Our main international partner is Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption. As a Full Chapter, NIA confirmed acceptance of the vision, values and guiding principles of Transparency International and renewed its commitment to advance transparency, accountability and integrity at all levels of Jamaican society.
NIA’s full membership status was announced at the Annual Members Meeting of TI in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November 2015 and was greeted with acclaim by delegates from over one hundred countries in which TI has a presence.