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09.08.2022 The hidden costs of privatising defence and security

Michael Ofori-Mensah, Head of Research at Transparency International Defence and Security, describes some of the dangers documented in our latest research paper. Unaccountable private military and security companies continue...

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19.07.2022 Military corruption risks in post-coup Mali face tighter scrutiny

Work is underway to shape policies necessary for the prevention of further coups in Mali, following two recent military takeovers of the west African nation. Mali has been operating...

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25.02.2021 Addressing the nexus between corruption and conflict through Security Sector Reform

By Julien Joly, Thematic Manager, Corruption, Conflict and Crisis, Transparency International Defence & Security   Corruption, conflict and instability are profoundly intertwined. It has been shown time and again...

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25.02.2021 Anti-corruption and accountability ‘missing element’ to West Africa stabilisation and peacebuilding efforts

February 25, 2021 – Stabilisation and peacebuilding efforts in West Africa are being undermined by a failure to address underlying corruption and a lack of accountability in the region’s...

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19.02.2020 Crisis in the Sahel: Why tackling corruption in defence and security is essential to securing peace

By Matthew Steadman, Project Officer – Conflict & Insecurity   2019 was a deeply concerning year for the Sahel. Attacks by extremist groups have increased five-fold in Mali, Niger...

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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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01.04.2018 PROJECT LAUNCH: Strengthening CSO Engagement with Defence Institutions to Reduce Corruption and Strengthen Accountability in Mali

Transparency International Defence and Security has launched a new project “Strengthening CSO Engagement with Defence Institutions to Reduce Corruption and Strengthen Accountability in Mali”, funded by The United Nations...

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