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Transparency International

Transparency International (TI) is an international nongovernmental organization that monitors various forms of corruption in countries throughout the world. The organization was founded in Germany over two decades ago in May 1993 by Peter Eigen, a former regional director for the World Bank. It is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and is best known for monitoring and publicizing corporate and political corruption in international development. There are more than 100 locally established independent national chapters of TI; each tackles corruption in its respective country using methods relevant to its national context to initiate change. The head office in Berlin coordinates the activities among chapters and collaborates with them to report corruption on a global as well as a regional scale. In this entry, the goal of ...

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