Non-government Organisation (NGO) Anti-Corruption Initiatives
Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) around the world are also participating in the efforts of national governments and international organizations to combat and curb corruption. Civil society programs include increased citizen participation and civic monitoring. Among the international NGOs, Transparency International (TI), based in Berlin, Germany, aims to fight corruption and bribery in international business transactions through international and national coalitions encouraging governments to establish and implement effective laws, policies and anti-corruption programs; build public support for anti-corruption programs; and develop "islands of integrity". Transparency international has more than seventy national chapters that combat corruption at the national level and is co-operating with international organizations, including the OECD, in actions against bribery and corruption. For information on TI's activities on national level, visit the list of links to TI national chapters.