TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL (TI)
“Transparency International, the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption, brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world.
TI’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. TI plays a lead role in improving the lives of millions around the world, by building momentum for the anti-corruption movement, raising awareness and diminishing apathy and tolerance of corruption, as well as devising and implementing practical actions to address it.” (TI Website, http://www.transparency.org/about_us, accessed on 3 July 2007)
Governments, private sector,public.
“TI has defined five global priorities in the fight against corruption: […]
- Corruption in politics
TI has been working on the issue of political corruption for several years, focussing initially on corruption during the electoral cycle. Subsequently TI also worked on mechanisms that can help prevent corruption by politicians who are in power - such as codes of conduct and post-employment restrictions aimed at closing the "revolving door" between business and politics.[…]
- Corruption in public contracting
TI has been working on alerting governments, the business community and civil society worldwide about the importance of curbing corruption in public contracting and on developing a number of anti-corruption tools. […]
- Corruption in the private sector
TI also works with industry sectors, an approach which has proved very helpful in diagnosing industry-specific problems to which tailored approaches and tools can be developed. […]
- International anti-corruption conventions
Anti-corruption conventions and instruments are of key importance in the work of TI and have been since its inception. […] TI and its National Chapters have played an important role in promoting conventions from the negotiation phase through to monitoring their transformation into law, and their application in practice. […]
- Poverty and development
Transparency International’s national chapters in aid donor and recipient countries are working to create a world free of corruption. This puts TI in a unique position to address corruption and aid.” (TI Website, http://www.transparency.org/global_priorities, accessed on 3 July 2007)
Scope of reporting:
Geographic Focus: Worldwide.
Thematic Focus: Corruption; including corruption in politics, public contracting, corruption in the private sector, international anti-corruption conventions, poverty and development, access to information, corruption and education, corruption and health.
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TI’s most important publications include the annual “Global Corruption Report”, its “Annual Report” and the “G8 Progress Report”. TI also publishes a newsletter.