Transparency International (TI)
Source description last updated: 29 April 2014
In brief: Transparency International (TI) is an international NGO present in more than 100 countries working to fight corruption.
Coverage on
Country-specific corruption reports.
Covered quarterly on, for countries of priorities A-D (all available countries).
Founded in 1993, TI is working towards a „world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.“ (TI: Who We Are; Organisation, undated) „Through more than 100 national chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin“, TI works with partners in government, business and civil society (TI: Who We Are; Organisation, undated) to „stop corruption and promote transparency, accountability and integrity at all levels and across all sectors of society.“ TI's Core Values are: „transparency, accountability, integrity, solidarity, courage, justice and democracy.“ (TI: Who We Are; Organisation; Mission, Vision and Values, undated)
A detailed list of values and guiding principles of TI can be found at
TI „receives funding from a range of donors, including government agencies, multilateral institutions, foundations, the private sector and individuals.“ (Who We Are; Accountability; Funding and Financials, undated)
A detailed list of  supporters can be found here:
Scope of reporting:
Thematic focus: TI reports on a wide spectrum of corruption-related issues, such as:
Government, intergovernmental bodies, judiciary, private sector, education, water, oil and gas, poverty and development, health, etc. (TI: Topic, undated)
Geographic focus: All countries
Most of TI reports' introductions provide information on the methodology used. The methodology varies according to the subject of each report. Some TI reports are produced by experts who draw data based on „participation of interviewees, survey respondents, and representatives of institutions“ and on desk research. Aside from producing index and statistics, some TI reports provide qualitative research combining desk research, in-depth interviews, external validation and engagement with key stakeholders (TI: Report on Sierra Leone, 2013). Other reports prefer a more quantitative approach, accessing primarily „publicly available material“ (such as websites) and complimenting the information with follow-up interviews (TI: Report on Protecting Climate Finance, 2014)
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