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Mission Statement

Rationale

Corruption is one of the greatest challenges of the contemporary world. It undermines good government, fundamentally distorts public policy, leads to the misallocation of resources, harms the private sector and private sector development and particularly hurts the poor. Controlling it is only possible with the cooperation of a wide range of stakeholders in the integrity system, including most importantly the state, civil society, and the private sector. There is also a crucial role to be played by international institutions.

Purpose

To curb corruption by mobilising a global coalition to promote and strengthen international and national integrity systems.

TI is based in the following guiding principles

  • TI recognises the shared responsibility of actors in all regions for corruption, and its emphasis is on prevention and on reforming systems, not on exposing individual cases;
  • TI considers that the movement against corruption is global and transcends social, political, economic and cultural systems;
  • Internally, TI observes the principles of participation, decentralization, iversity, accountability and transparency;
  • TI is politically non-partisan; and
  • TI recognises that there are strong practical as well as ethical reasons for containing corruption.

How TI achieves its purpose

  • TI builds national, regional and global coalitions, embracing the state, civil society and the private sector, in order to fight domestic and international corruption;
  • TI coordinates and supports national chapters to implement its mission;
  • TI assists in the design and the implementation of effective integrity systems; and
  • TI collects, analyses and disseminates information and raises public awareness on the damaging impact of corruption (especially in low-income countries) on human and economic development

What makes TI different

  • TI is the only international movement exclusively devoted to curbing corruption.
  • TI is an international centre of expertise on combating corruption, pooling a large number of highly professional volunteers for an integrated approach.
  • TI seeks to empower civil society to play a meaningful role in countering corruption

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