Skip to main

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.

Find Out More

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.

Find Out More

Industry Integrity

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

Find Out More
Central & Eastern Europe data published

View the Government Defence Integrity Index Map

Explore the Data

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.

Explore
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.

Explore

News

20.01.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to reports of new security aid for Ukraine

Responding to reports of new security aid for Ukraine, Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency International Defence and Security, said: Fresh security assistance for Ukraine is welcome, but history has...

Read Now
19.01.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to EU-NATO joint declaration on co-operation in responding to common security threats

In response to the EU-NATO joint declaration on co-operation in responding to common security threats, Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency International Defence and Security, said The war in Ukraine...

Read Now
19.01.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to UN Rule of Law debate

Responding to the United Nations Security Council all-day debate on the Rule of Law Among Nations, Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency International Defence and Security, said: United Nations Secretary...

Read Now
19.12.2022 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to reports of Burkina Faso mercenary hires

Responding to claims that Russian mercenaries have been contracted in Burkina Faso, Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency International Defence and Security, said: “Outsourcing national security to unregulated groups risks...

Read Now
16.12.2022 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to UN’s new Agenda for Peace

Responding to the announcement of a new Agenda for Peace, Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency International Defence and Security, said: “We welcome United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ promise...

Read Now
29.11.2022 Checking the rise of shadow armies

Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) are a growing presence globally. They act as ‘shadow armies’, operating without transparency and free from legal accountability for their actions in conflict...

Read Now
View all

Get In Touch

Partner with us

We work with governments, armed forces, defence companies, civil society organisations, academics and journalists. If you’re interested in working with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Get in touch