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Bribery and corruption divert scare resources that would help lift millions out of poverty. Corruption raises the cost of essential public services, such as education, nutrition, clean water and health care, and impedes investment that would translate into economic growth and higher standards of living. It denies citizens, businesses, taxpayers and consumers the benefit of open markets and fair competition. Corruption destroys public trust in democratic institutions, destabilizes societies, and has profound implications for security.


To reduce corruption and bribery in international business and development by mobilizing leaders in government, international institutions, private sector and civil society to make the fight against corruption a top priority, adopt the highest standards of conduct and promote implementation and enforcement of multilateral anti-corruption initiatives.


TI-USA is the US chapter of Transparency International (TI), the only non-governmental organization solely devoted to fighting corruption. TI’s local chapters in over 95 countries are politically non-partisan and focus on addressing the root causes of corruption. We use a range of advocacy, public information and capacity-building programs, conduct research and develop tools to analyze, diagnose and prevent corruption and strengthen transparency and accountability in government and the private sector. TI works in coalition with government, civil society and business to develop lasting solutions to corruption.

TI-USA’s focus is on: securing change through laws and regulations; mobilizing development assistance to fight corruption; and encouraging private sector action.


TI-USA and TI's other national chapters have made great strides in raising the visibility of corruption as an endemic global problem. Internationally, TI has worked toward the implementation and enforcement of international anti-bribery conventions and national laws prohibiting bribery and corruption. We have worked with international lenders and donors to address corruption so that development assistance reaches the intended beneficiaries . We also work with the US and international companies to help raise standards of corporate practice in countering bribery and other corrupt acts.


United States


1023 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 589-1616
EIN: 54-1688204

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Share Resources

One hour of information

Your gift will provide one hour of information sharing to help TI-USA as we share expertise with Transparency International’s international network. TI-USA needs your support to collect and disseminate information communication and share expertise as well as benefit from the expertise of others.


Improve Transparency

One hour of advocacy

Your gift will aid TI-USA as we promote the development, ratification, implementation and monitoring of laws against corruption and promoting transparency. Many governments have made commitments under international anti-corruption conventions, which are binding written agreements between countries that establish common rules and standards for fighting corruption. Anti-corruption conventions are especially important in providing an internationally agreed upon framework for addressing cross-border issues and in facilitating...


Educate the World

One corruption speech

Your gift will help TI-USA bring experts from the Transparency International network, government, civil society, business and the media to promote transparency in elections, in public administration, in procurement and in business. TI-USA speaks to diverse audiences including the private sector, the development community, government, academic organizations and international organizations.


Fight Corruption

Full Potential of Developement Aid Achieved

Your gift will help TI-USA ensure that resources reach those who need them the most. We work with donor organizations, including multilateral banks and US foreign aid institutions, to ensure that the full potential of development aid is achieved. TI-USA advises donors on their efforts to stamp out corruption, encourages them to make anti-corruption control programs a top priority, and assists them in mobilizing forces...