Transparency International

Founding Year: 1993


Budget: $23.7m

Patricia Moreira (Managing Director)

It envisions a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. It has a few focus areas: defense and security, oil and gas, climate change, poverty and development, business, education, health, sport, whistle blowing, tools for fighting corruption in general, creating international conventions, and prosecution of corrupt leaders. The 100 independent chapters worldwide form a “global coalition against corruption” and publish a corruption perceptions index for 177 countries, national integrity system assessments, and thorough global corruption reports with foci on topics like the water sector (2008), climate change (2011), and education (2013).


  • Anti-Corruption Knowledge Hub – An online space for TI’s research output. It is the home of the Anti-Corruption Helpdesk, TI’s expert network, a series of topic guides and country-specific research.
  • National Integrity System Assessments for many countries, that evaluate key ‘pillars’ in a country’s governance system, both in terms of their internal corruption risks and their contribution to fighting corruption in society at large.
  • Exporting Corruption – Based on the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention signatory country have to make foreign bribery a crime for which their individuals and enterprises are responsible. IT uses the Convention is a key instrument for curbing and monitoring the export of corruption globally.



  • The Global Corruption Reports (GCR)
  • Global Corruption Report: Sport (2016, 398p.)
  • Global Corruption Report: Education (2013, 418p.)
  • Global Corruption Report: Climate Change (2011, 360p.)

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Transparency International contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
    Calls for an end to poverty globally by 2030 and promotes increased access to basic services and social protection.
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  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
    Aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
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  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well Being
    Aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, by reducing mortality rates and increasing access to equitable health care for men and women.
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  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
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  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    Aims to end gender discrimination in all forms and promote equal opportunity for all women and girls in terms of education, career, and sexual/reproductive rights.
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  • SDG 6 -Clean Water and Sanitisation
    Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by promoting global access to adequate sanitation and hygiene.
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  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by promoting affordable and reliable energy sources.
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  • SDG 8 -Decent Work and Economic Growth
    Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
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  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.  
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  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    Aims to achieve economic growth by reducing inequalities regarding social, economic and political opportunities and freedoms.
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  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    Aims to promote the globalization of sustainable cities and communities in turn providing universal safe and affordable housing.
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  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    Aims to create responsible and sustainable practices involving consumption and production through efficiently using natural resources.
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  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    Calls to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts through global awareness, education, and integration into government policies.
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  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
    Calls to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development and prevent and reduce marine pollution in order to protect ecosystems and achieve healthy oceans.
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  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
    Aims to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
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  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    Aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Calls to reduce all forms of violence and deaths related to violence and to end abuse and exploitation
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  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals
    Aims to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development by mobilizing domestic resources in order to provide support for developing countries.
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