Latest articles of - Transparency International2012-01-23T12:26:56Z<p><a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">Check out if Transparency International is in The Top 100 NGOs 2013 Edition!</a></p> <p><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="/s3/photos%2F2012%2F01%2F847c4e2e446b6c46.JPG" alt="Bribe payers Transparency Index 2011" width="600" height="424" /></p> <blockquote> <p>Fighting&nbsp;corruption worldwide.</p> <p>Active in over 90 countries.</p> </blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;">In his past life as head of the World Bank&rsquo;s&nbsp;office in Nairobi, Peter Eigen witnessed&nbsp;first-hand the devastating and pervasive&nbsp;effect of systemic corruption on development&nbsp;initiatives throughout East Africa. Recognizing&nbsp;the limited capacity of governments and&nbsp;international institutions to regulate, shape&nbsp;and control the increasingly globalized world&nbsp;economy - lending corruption an apparent&nbsp;&lsquo;inevitability&rsquo; - the organization he founded,&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="">Transparency International</a>, is committed&nbsp;to raising awareness, lobbying for reform&nbsp;and devising practical strategies to expose&nbsp;and fight this practice in all its forms.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In less than 20 years, Transparency&nbsp;International has put corruption on the map,&nbsp;via a coalition-led approach bringing together&nbsp;governments, businesses, civil society&nbsp;actors and the media. At the time of the&nbsp;organization&rsquo;s inception in 1993, it was still&nbsp;legal in most countries to pay bribes abroad.&nbsp;Taking the fight to the OECD, Transparency&nbsp;International scored an early victory in ensuring&nbsp;that all member states now have national anti&nbsp;corruption legislation. Similarly, Transparency&nbsp;International has been instrumental in the&nbsp;passage and drafting of all three major&nbsp;international agreements on corruption&nbsp;currently in force.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The organization&rsquo;s work in the public domain&nbsp;has also been credited with catalyzing a&nbsp;normative shift globally &ndash; its annual publication,&nbsp;the Corruption Perceptions Index, has become&nbsp;the leading comparative measure of corruption&nbsp;worldwide.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #888888;">(Photo &copy; Transparency International)</span></p>