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.
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By Josie Stewart, Programme Director As the sun set behind rugged mountains, casting a warm glow over the bustling streets of Kabul, whispers of fear filled the air. A...
Integrity is the cornerstone of peace and security, writes Yi Kang Choo. Amid the delicate security challenges currently facing Taiwan, we visited Taipei to share a roadmap for upholding...
The UN Secretary-General’s New Agenda for Peace, released in July, makes twelve modest but achievable recommendations on how we can prevent conflict and build peace better. None of them...
Responding to the reported coup in Gabon, Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency International Defence and Security, said: This is the eighth coup in Central and West Africa in the last...
The deposed Niger government’s efforts fighting corruption contrast markedly with the neglect shown in neighbouring Burkina Faso ahead of the previous coups which rocked the region. Transparency International Defence...
Responding to reports of corruption in Ukraine military recruitment centres, Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency International Defence and Security, said: Reports of “unfit to serve” certificates being sold from...
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