What we do
Corruption in defence and security heightens conflict risks, wastes public resources, and exacerbates human insecurity. Events such as the collapse of the Afghan security forces and fall of Afghanistan, Russia’s war in Ukraine, and a spate of coups across Africa, have brought these linkages into sharp relief, and shone a glaring light on the need for change.
Transparency International Defence & Security is a leading centre of excellence and advocacy on these issues. Part of the global Transparency International Movement, we are working to bring corruption in defence and security out of the shadows. We champion transparency, and mobilise national and international action to build integrity and better security for all.
We work to strengthen defence integrity in a number of countries and contexts worldwide. Find out more about where we work.
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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.
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
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Join Transparency International Defence and Security online as we explore how conflict, insecurity and corruption fuel gender inequality. Register today As gender advocates gather at the United Nations...
February 16, 2024 – Transparency International is to shed light on a critical yet overlooked threat at this year’s Munich Security Conference: the use of ‘strategic corruption’ as a...
February 15, 2024 – As African leaders gather in Addis Ababa for the 2024 African Union (AU) Summit, the urgent agenda of addressing peace and security takes centre stage....
February 6, 2024 – A successful campaign in Ukraine for the publication of prices paid for non-lethal procurement by the country’s Ministry of Defence highlights how greater transparency can...
Revelation highlights danger of collusion in arms procurement February 2, 2024 – Responding to reports that officials in Ukraine had uncovered a mass procurement fraud in the country’s...
January 18, 2024 – Transparency International Defence & Security welcomes the seizure of $8.9million that was siphoned off by corrupt Nigerian officials from funds meant to be used to...
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