Transparency International (TI)
Transparency International (TI) is a global civil society organisation fighting against corruption. It brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world. It’s mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption.
Transparency International challenges the inevitability of corruption, and offers hope to its victims. Since its founding in 1993, TI has played a lead role in improving the lives of millions around the world by building momentum for the anti-corruption movement. TI raises awareness and diminishes apathy and tolerance of corruption, and devises and implements practical actions to address it.
Transparency International is a global network including more than 90 locally established national chapters and chapters-in-formation. These bodies fight corruption in the national arena in a number of ways. They bring together relevant players from government, civil society, business and the media to promote transparency in elections, in public administration, in procurement and in business. TI’s global network of chapters and contacts also use advocacy campaigns to lobby governments to implement anti-corruption reforms. TI has the skills, tools, experience, expertise and broad participation to fight corruption on the ground, as well as through global and regional initiatives.
Politically non-partisan, TI does not undertake investigations of alleged corruption or expose individual cases, but at times will work in coalition with organisations that do.
TI has defined five global priorities in the fight against corruption:
- Corruption in politics
- Corruption in public contracting
- Corruption in the private sector
- International anti-corruption conventions
- Poverty and development
TI also continues to focus its attention on the following thematic issues:
Access to information
Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (ALAC)
Corruption in the water sector
Defence and security
Protection of whistleblowers