Publications


A review of anti-corruption reform measures in the defence sector in Colombia

This background paper is the result of an open-source research and interviews with current and past state and non-state actors involved in anti-corruption efforts in the Colombian defence sector. Its purpose is to document a reform process that can be examined by other reform-minded nations. The following discussion assesses differing types of anti-corruption measures introduced […]

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Codes of conduct in defence ministries and armed forces: What makes a good code of conduct? A multi-country study

Corruption risk in defence and security establishments is a key concern for defence officials and senior military officers, as corruption wastes scarce resources, reduces operational effectiveness and reduces public trust in the armed forces and security services. Part of the solution to these risks is clear guidance on the behaviour expected of senior officers and […]

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Building integrity and reducing corruption in defence & security: 20 practical reforms

This is the second edition of the TI-DSP’s handbook. It aims to show busy decision makers how significant progress can be made in tackling corruption risks in defence and security. In it, we recommend ways to diagnose corruption risks and how to lead change in defence and security establishments. We discuss military operations, the procurement […]

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Defence offsets: Addressing the risks of corruption & raising transparency

This report addresses one particular area of concern in the defence sector: offsets. Defence offsets are arrangements in which the purchasing government of the importing country obliges the supplying company of the exporting country to reinvest some proportion of the contract in the importing country. Offsets are big business, and yet they are very opaque […]

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