Transparency International (TI)
Transparency International (TI) is an international non-governmental organization and founded in 1993. Transparency International has the legal status of a German registered voluntary association and serves as an umbrella organization. Its members engage in fighting corruption in their home countries.
TI is a member of:
- United Nations Global Compact
- Partnerships for the Goals
- UNESCO Consultative Status,
- United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
According to the 2016 “Global Go to Think Tank Index Report”, Transparency International was number 9 of 100 in the Top Think Tanks Worldwide (non-U.S.) category and number 27 of 150 in the Top Think Tanks Worldwide (U.S. and non-U.S.) category.
- To combat global corruption with civil societies, NGO, companies and governments around the world
- To prevent criminal activities arising from corruption.
- Anti-corruption measures
- Transparency International is the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption.
- It brings people together in a powerful worldwide alliance to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the globe.
- TI's mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption.
The Advisory Council is a group of individuals with good experience in the areas of Transparency International work. They come from diverse geographical, cultural, and professional backgrounds. The council is nominated by the Board of Directors to advise them and to support the work of the organization as a whole
Source of funding
Western governments and several multinational companies, including oil companies Exxon Mobil and Shell and others
The Corruption perception Index
- The Corruption perception index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people.
- It uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.
- Denmark is the world least corrupt country scoring 88 out of 100 points. Denmark is followed by New Zealand and Finland.
- India’s ranking increased from 81st in 2017 to 78 in 2018. India had slid from 79th rank in 2016.
- Somalia has been ranked last with a score of 10 behind South Sudan and Syria.
To make real progress against corruption and strengthen democracy around the world, Transparency International calls on all governments to:
- Support civil society organizations which boost political engagement and public oversight over government spending, particularly at the local level.
- Support a free and independent media, and ensure the safety of journalists and their ability to work without intimidation.
- Strengthen the institutions responsible for maintaining checks and balances over political power, and ensure their ability to operate without intimidation.
- Close the implementation gap between anti-corruption legislation, practice and enforcement.