Publication 10.03.2016

Chapter: Defence procurement – understanding, identifying and addressing corruption risks

Corruption within defence procurement can have a detrimental impact on security, operational effectiveness, and public trust. Despite defence procurement being a key area of focus in anti-corruption measures in many countries, there remains a serious lack of transparency. In this article for Getting the Deal Through – Public Procurement 2014, Tehmina Abbas summarises Transparency International’s (TI’s) views on the areas in defence and security procurement that most vulnerable to corruption within defence companies and governments.

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Public Procurement 2014, (published in May 2014; contributing editor: Hans-Joachim Prieß of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) For further information please visit

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