What we do

Corruption in the defence and security sector can drive conflict, stifle a country’s development, and consume disproportionate levels of public money. Despite this, the sector remains one of the least transparent and accountable in the world. Transparency International – Defence & Security is part of the global Transparency International movement. We are dedicated to tackling corruption and strengthening transparency and accountability in the defence and security sector worldwide.

We work to strengthen defence integrity in a number of countries and contexts worldwide. Find out more about where we work.

Responsible Defence Governance

Establishing best practice and global norms on responsible governance that ensure integrity, transparency and accountability in the defence sector.

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Conflict & Insecurity

Raising awareness of corruption as a threat to peace and security and helping to build the integrity of national and international defence institutions.

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Industry Integrity

Tackling corruption in the global arms trade by strengthening anti-corruption and corporate transparency standards in defence industry and procurement systems.

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View our renowned indices, used by militaries, governments, industry, civil society, and the international community to measure and understand defence corruption risk.

GovernmentDefenceIntegrityIndex

The Government Defence Integrity Index assesses the existence, effectiveness and enforcement of institutional and informal controls to manage corruption risk in national defence institutions.

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DefenceCompaniesIndex

The Defence Companies Index on Anti-Corruption and Corporate Transparency measures the transparency and quality of ethics and anti-corruption programmes in the world's largest defence companies.

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News

19.11.2019 EU Institutions Vulnerable as Authoritarian States ‘Weaponise’ Corruption, TI-DS Warns

November 19, London – Corruption is being harnessed by authoritarian regimes as a foreign policy tool, research by Transparency International – Defence & Security warns – and the West...

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18.11.2019 Corruption as statecraft: Why urgent steps must be taken to guard against this form of hybrid warfare

By Dr Karolina MacLachlan States and corrupt elite are turning to corruption to achieve foreign policy goals and a way to carry out hybrid warfare. This kind of corruption...

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24.10.2019 New Research Offers Roadmap to Tackle Corruption in Mali’s Defence Sector

October 24, Bamako – Mali’s defence sector has undergone a comprehensive health check in new research from Transparency International – Defence and Security (TI-DS), which stresses the need for urgent...

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16.09.2019 Major Changes to Flagship Government Defence Index

September 16th 2019, London – Transparency International’s Defence and Security Programme (TI-DS) has made some significant changes to its flagship Government Defence Anticorruption Index ahead of the first wave...

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16.09.2019 United Nations General Assembly 2019: As Member States gather in New York the UN must commit to its fight against corruption

Bénédicte Aboul-Nasr is a Project Officer at Transparency International Defence and Security. She works on issues related to corruption, conflict, and insecurity in the Middle East and North Africa...

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06.09.2019 Five ways that civil society organisations can contribute to the Arms Trade Treaty

Last week, Transparency International Defence & Security (TI-DS) attended the Fifth Annual Conference of States Parties (CSP5) to The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), where delegations of the 104 signatories...

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