Strong political will is imperative in fighting against corruption. Ahead of national parliamentary election, TI-Bangladesh stressed on specific commitment and implementation outline from the political parties to fill in governance shortcomings. To ensure democratic accountability, it urged the parties to lay out time-bound action plans following national integrity strategy. To make peoples engagement.(...)
Investigative reporting, an integral part of journalism plays a crucial role in bringing corruption to light and fighting against impunity. If needed, any hurdle to investigative journalism should be removed as evidence-based reports contribute in creating mass awareness on public affairs and hold power accountable. As some provisions of recently enacted Digital Security Act impose prohibition against.(...)
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) observed the International Right to Know Day, 2018 with a call upon the government to review the hastily passed Digital Security Act ignoring widespread protests and concerns from journalists, media, rights activists, civil society and different national and international quarters. Observing the legislation contradictory to the true spirit of Right to.(...)
National and international experts stressed on need to ensure transparency and equity in securing green climate funds (GCF) which may be possible through the implementation of policies that are parallel to global standards. The speakers reiterated the necessity of monitoring the implementation of projects at the root-level, along with ensuring participation from the community, experts with members of.(...)
Political parties of Bangladesh have failed markedly in fulfilling their pledges made in the election manifestos especially with regards to strengthening good governance and integrity. In all of the elections held since independence, though some governance related significant commitments were addressed and accomplished, a huge gap was identified between achievements and promises made in manifestos..(...)
National Household survey 2017 on corruption in service sectors by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) reveals that 66.5% households became victims of corruption while receiving services from different public and private sectors or institutions. However, the extent of bribery paid by households (on an average of Tk. 5,930 for services) has decreased in 2017 compared to 2015 (49.8% in 2017.(...)
To streamline the roles of Youth with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and synchronize the new knowledge in the fight against corruption, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) organized three two-day long anti-corruption Youth Camps in July and August 2018. Highlighting the theme Transparency and accountability towards achieving Sustainable development goals: Invincible Youth will resist.(...)
Foreign-funded Non-Government Organizations of Bangladesh have gained noteworthy success in improving the overall governance situation compared to that reflected in 2007, however there remains a considerable scope for the advancement in strengthening good governance. The remarkable development was identified in a Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) research study which assessed existing.(...)
Although attendance of MPs in the Parliament and average time spent for each session increased in the 14th to 18th session of the 10th parliament, there remain many challenges to make the Parliament more effective. Quorum crises still remains same as previous year and total amount of time spent in enactment of law remains still very low (9% of total time). Besides, the continuous trend of using.(...)
Focusing on effective climate finance and good governance of climate funds, young debaters stressed on democratizing the governance and administration of climate finance. Core governance principals included transparency, accountability and integrity at various levels ranging from policies and practices with regard to disbursement of committed funds, challenges in the process of disbursement and.(...)
To awaken women regarding liability of illegal earnings and assets acquired especially by male relatives through corruption and accept deposit in their names either willfully or unknowingly, it is important to grow consciousness among women about the legal obligations and the definite punishment of such criminal acts. Such awareness raising programmes should highlight the potential risks of the.(...)
Concerted efforts by relevant stakeholders followed by tragic Rana Plaza collapse have gained considerable amount of progress in establishing good governance at the ready-made garment (RMG) sector. However, significant shortcomings still prevail in the major foreign currency earning sector and a lot of reform initiatives taken since the deadliest incident are yet to be implemented, a fact-finding.(...)
To cope with dire impact of climate change especially towards the water sector, promotion of integrity in the water management can play crucial role in climate adaption. In parallel with various initiatives by government and other organisations to counter climate change effects in Bangladesh, awareness campaigns and advocacy initiatives highlighting water integrity practices and linkages with SDGs.(...)
Youth debaters stressed on reducing corruption to attain SDG 5 through women empowerment, inclusion of women in decision-making process and mainstreaming gender in anti-corruption activities. The unanimous call was made in the final round of two-day national inter-university debate competition held on 4 March 2018.
Organised by TIB at its Dhaka office to generate awareness on role of women,.(...)
Gender inequality spreads corruption and women are more likely to become victims of corruption then men. A Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) study in 2015 found that women are being forced to accept corruption as a way of life, and at the same time they are becoming victims, agents and in some cases beneficiaries of corruption. To ensure women’s adequate representation at all stages of.(...)
Thousands of anti-corruption volunteers under TIB-inspired activists’ groups - the Committees of Concerned Citizens (CCC), Swajan, Youth Engagement and Support (YES) and YES Friends, Young professionals against Corruption (YPAC) flocked to Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) on 26 February 2018 to attend the 9th National Convention and renewed their pledges to effectively battle.(...)
Bangladesh has scored 28 on a scale of 0-100 according to the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2017 released by Transparency International (TI) on February 21 2018. Bangladesh's score in 2017 is two point higher than in 2016. In a list of 180 countries, Bangladesh is ranked 17th from below, which is two steps higher than in 2016. Bangladesh remains well below the global average of 43 which indicates.(...)
Selected YES members from TIB-inspired YES groups of Dhaka shared their experiences from the anti-corruption movement with the `Shadow Ambassador of the day 2018’ of the Danish Embassy to Dhaka. During the meet up at TIB head office on 6 February 2018, YES members also engaged in discussion with Mr. Mikael Hemniti Winther, Ambassador of Denmark to Bangladesh.
TIB Executive Director Dr..(...)
To prevent wide-spread corruption, effective investigation plays the larger role in deterring corruption and thus, investigators are needed to be sufficiently efficient and skilled with updating knowledge. To keep pace with global advancement, 30 investigators of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh gathered at Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) head office on 28 December 2017.(...)
9 December marks the International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD). To celebrate IACD 2017, Transparency International Bangladesh’s (TIB) organized a number of people and youth engagement activities promoting the message: Together against corruption. TIB called upon the Government to create enabling environment for the anti-corruption fighters, so that anti-corruption fighters and researchers can.(...)
Part of Youth seen taking oath
For many youngsters it was a memorable day, because they hate corruption but didn’t know how to fight it. By participating in an anti-corruption oath-taking ceremony today, hundreds of youngsters pledged that they will refrain from all kinds of corruption.
On the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) 2017 which will be celebrated globally on 9th.(...)
A TIB study titled ‘National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB): Challenges of Good Governance and a Way-out in its Manuscript Formulation and Publication Management’ revealed that NCTB officials are not only involved in irregularities in publishing and distributing free textbooks, they also arbitrarily changed some of the textbook contents in primary and secondary levels due to political and.(...)
Public hearing was found as an effective tool in ensuring transparency and accountability in the public offices and importantly, it creates influential impact on people’s empowerment and create a space to resolve complaints and grievances. Though a significant number of complainers were not provided with answers yet on their complaints, number of resolutions on raised complaints were found.(...)
Forcibly displaced Myanmar Nationals to Bangladesh, the Rohingyas are under grave risk related to food, clean water, clothing, shelter, sanitation and health. Despite diverse efforts of government and private sector with support from national and global level, the afflicted, oppressed and the victims of unprecedented atrocity by the state of Myanmar are being exploited in different ways by a coterie.(...)
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) and Information Commission will work jointly to increase people’s awareness and boost stakeholders’ capacity to ensure effective implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2009. The two organizations signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 11 October 2017 at Information Commission office at Agargaon in Dhaka. The areas of mutual.(...)
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) celebrated International Right to Know Day 2017 with great enthusiasm. Besides holding human chain and debate competition, TIB joined hands with the Information Commission in holding different awareness campaign including rally, discussion, information fair in the capital to aware the people of their rights to get information at ease. In 45 locations of the.(...)
Nationl and international experts here stressed on urgent concerted efforts of South Asian governments to ensure transparency, accountability and integrity in utilising the fund for the climate victims. ‘As the South Asian countries have prioritised adaptation over mitigation, the governments in this region must mainstream adaptation into their regular developmental portfolio by ensuring.(...)
The legal, policy and institutional structures for achieving the cherished goal of sustainable development related to curbing corruption and establishing good governance (SDG-16) in Bangladesh is robust however, weaknesses and deficits in laws and their applications, mishandling of law and application of law based on political considerations are creating hindrances to realization of these goals. These.(...)
A TIB study identified significant deficiencies such as `unethical influence’ in approval, illegal implementation of the projects by politically influential sub-contractors, absence of meaningful participation of stakeholders and lack of coordination among them in implementing climate projects by Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB). Besides, arbitrary selection of project areas, inadequate.(...)
To prevent corruption and reduce many types of irregularities in different levels of passport service, the existing provision of police verification and attestations of documents and photographs should immediately be cancelled as the systems under the provisions entails and encourages corruption and public sufferings, observed TIB in a research report titled Good Governance in Passport Service:.(...)
On 29 July, junior artists of the different High Schools in Dhaka illustrated their dream Bangladesh on Climate Change issue, while participated in an Art Competition organized by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) to mark the World Environment Day 2017. The best six artists were awarded with books, crest and certificate, while those artists received recognition as ‘Special Mention’ was.(...)
On 10th July 2017, the Government of Bangladesh has approved to commemorate the International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) officially on 9th December every year. Proposed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), the government’s endorsement is expected to play pivotal role in enhancing public understanding of corruption issues, good governance principles and measures to fight against corruption. The.(...)
Young debaters of South Asian countries stressed on ensuring transparency, accountability and integrity in climate finance adaptation and called for just and equitable share of the climate finance to adapt to climate change and mitigate its adverse impact. They further urged the developed countries responsible for the climate change to provide compensation as promised in the global platforms.
During a dialogue on ‘SDG 16 and Good Governance: Government, Mass Media and Citizens’, organized by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on 2nd May, speakers called for improving communication with the citizen by the government and ensuring supportive regulatory environment so that media can effectively contribute in achieving transparency and accountability targets as outlined in the SDG.(...)
Bangladesh’s overall standard of governance in climate change adaptation (CCA) finance is satisfactory, nonetheless, there are ample scopes for improvement in the areas of transparency, accountability, integrity and participation in prioritizing, accessing, delivering and monitoring of the adaptation fund.
This was revealed today during a validation workshop titled: Climate Change Adaptation.(...)
In spite of the government’s sincere efforts, Bangladesh’s labour migration sector still suffers from many governance challenges ranging from legal, institutional and procedural limitations, coupled with rampant corrupt malpractices by intermediaries, causing immense sufferings to millions of job-seeks who have been defying all odds in search of a better future abroad.
Corruption and gender are closely linked. Gender inequality spreads corruption and women are more likely to become victims of corruption then men. A Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) study in 2015 found that women are not only victims of corruption, sometimes they are actors and instruments of corruption (full report here).
To generate greater awareness, TIB observed this year’s.(...)
Local government organizations in the form of devoluted organization are more accountable compared to the delegated form of decentralization in Bangladesh. This was revealed in a study titled: “Democratic decentralization and promotion of accountability in urban development of Bangladesh: a study on Khulna City Corporation (KCC), Khulna Development Authority (KDA) and Jessore municipality”.(...)
A three-day inter-university debate competition concluded on 26 February 2017 urging the authorities to ensure the highest level of integrity, transparency and accountability in the overall management of various types of climate funds in Bangladesh.
A total of 96 debaters from 32 universities, both public and private, competed in the parliamentary-styled debate on the theme ` Good Governance in.(...)
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) called upon the relevant institutions of the Government to ensure fairness in allocation and distribution of relief, maintain equity in the allocation and establish effective accountability through identifying probable challenges in disaster management especially cyclone responses. To overcome the challenges, TIB urged to concerned authorities to adopt.(...)
Strong political will is imperative to control corruption in the country
Compared to 2015, Bangladesh has slightly improved its score and ranking in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2016 releasedon 25 January 2017 by Transparency International. On a scale of 100, Bangladesh has scored 26 among 176 countries, an increase by one point compared to 25 of CPI 2015. Counting from below, the ranking.(...)
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) called upon the government to ensure transparency and accountability, maintain equity in resource allocation and enhance capacity of the local government institutions (LGIs) implementing climate finance projects in Bangladesh. The call was made during a press conference held on 23 January 2017 in TIB’s Dhanmondi office on the occasion of releasing the.(...)
Throughout the world, 9 December is celebrated as International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD). Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) began observing the day through week-long activities in the capital and in 45 locations of the country where TIB-inspired Committees of Concerned Citizens (CCC) and Youth Engagement and Support (YES) volunteers have been spearheading the anti-corruption social.(...)
Ambassador H.E. Mikael Hemniti Winther of the Kingdom of Denmark signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) to continue supporting the core programme of TIB under the project titled “Building Integrity Blocks for Effective Change” (BIBEC) for the period 2017-2021.
The MoU was signed by Ambassador Winther and Dr. Iftekharuzzaman,.(...)
At the backdrop of widespread corruption and mal-governance across the sector, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), with the support of Water Integrity Network (WIN) of Berlin, formed Bangladesh Water Integrity Network (BAWIN) in 2011 to promote integrity as an essential part of the solution for more sustainability in the water sector. BAWIN is a multi-stakeholder network that includes.(...)
Ahead of COP 22 scheduled in Marakash during November 7-18 November 2016, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) organized a series of week-long advocacy and civic engagement programmes involving grassroots people in coastal areas of the country already affected by climate change. A package of demands calling for climate justice was placed in a press conference held in Dhaka as a.(...)
Mr. José Carlos Ugaz Sánchez-Moreno, Chairperson of the International Board of Directors of Transparency International (TI) concluded his two-day visit to Bangladesh today with a call to the government of Bangladesh to realize that TI and TIB, through their work in Bangladesh were only trying help the government to achieve its own agenda to effectively control corruption and promote.(...)
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) today announced the winners of the 18th Investigative Journalism Awards. On this occasion the Chairperson of International Board of Directors of Transparency International Mr. José Carlos Ugaz Sanchez-Moreno delivered a talk on 'media and corruption' held in Meghomala Conference room of TIB’s Central Office in Dhanmondi this afternoon.
Mr. José Carlos Ugaz Sánchez-Moreno, Chairperson of the International Board of Directors of Transparency International (TI) has arrived in Dhaka today on a two-day visit. This is his first visit to Bangladesh since he was elected Chair of the global anti-corruption coalition in 2014. The visit is hosted by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), the largest and most active chapter.(...)
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) observed this year’s International Youth Day (IYD) by placing nine-point charter of demands to the government urging to ensure, among others, the promotion of liberalism, non-communalism, patriotism, youth engagement in the government poverty reduction plan and space to reporting corruption and discrimination. The youth day is observed throughout the.(...)
A report of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) titled ‘Corruption in Service Sectors: National Household Survey 2015’ released today said some 67.8% households became victims of corruption last year while some 58.1% had to pay bribe at an average of Taka 4538.00. While the rate of corruption and harassment (67.8% versus 67.3%) in 2015 remained almost same in comparison to.(...)
National and international experts today 29 March 2016, urged the governments of climate vulnerable countries to ensure the highest level of integrity, transparency and accountability in the overall management of their respective adaptation funds.‘Following the Paris Agreement, Bangladesh and other climate-affected countries must work together for building individual and collective capacity to.(...)
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) today celebrated the International Women’s Day 2016 with the theme of ‘Empowered Women, Awakened Conscience, Shall Surely Resist Corruption’. A number of social mobilization activities such as rallies, discussions, orientation, human chain, seminar, women fair and quiz/essay/debate competitions were arranged by TIB’s Committees of Concerned.(...)
A day-long consultation on ‘Governance challenges and the way forward in land sector’ was held in TIB’s Dhaka Office on 29 February 2016. Anti-corruption fighters and civil society activists attending the consultation urged for more concentrated efforts to reduce governance challenges in land-related services in the country.
Despite being so important in daily lives and economic.(...)
At the backdrop of incidences of match-fixing, political and commercial influences in arranging major events, the lack of good governance in administration and other risks of corruption in international sports, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) today urged the Government to take necessary preventive measures to maintain clean image of cricket in Bangladesh. Releasing the ‘Global.(...)
The day-long 8th national convention of TIB-inspired volunteer groups - the Committees of Concerned Citizens (CCC), Sawjan, Youth Engagement and Support (YES) and YES Friends was held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre today, with the theme: ‘Vigilant Conscience, Invincible Youth - Shall Surely Resist Corruption’. More than two and half thousand of volunteers, comprising.(...)
Bangladesh scored 25 out of 100 points and ranked 13th position from the bottom and 139th from the top among 168 countries in the Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2015. Bangladesh’s score remained same at 25 compared to scores of 2014, while the rank went down by a position from the bottom, and moved up six positions from the top.
Releasing TI’s CPI 2015.(...)
The successes of Bangladesh's readymade garment sector are phenomenal. Starting in 1980 with just 30 units, the sector now employs nearly four million workers, of which more than three million are women, through more than 4000 units. The sector not only earns more than 75% of the country's foreign exchange, but it's socio-economic impact in terms of empowering rural women, in.(...)
TI-Bangladesh today called upon the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to vigorously assert its legal mandate without fear or favour in controlling both rampant petty and grand corruption in Bangladesh. “The country could have prospered more had we been able to modestly contain the ill effects of both petty and grand corruption that is currently eating up some 4% of national GDP”, Dr..(...)
Throughout the world, 9 December is celebrated as International Anti-Corruption Day. As part of this celebration, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) today awarded cartoonists and photographers for their outstanding contribution to the promotion of anti-corruption messages using the creative art forms of cartoons and photos. At the same time, a week-long exhibition comprising 63.(...)
As part of it's four-day long celebration of International Anti-corruption Day which falls on 9 December, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) today announced the winners of the 17th Investigative Journalism Awards. A discussion meeting on 'The media and good governance' was also held in Meghomala Conference room of it's Central Office in Dhanmondi this morning.
In the national.(...)
In solidarity with the global climate march that was taking place around the world, anti-corruption youth volunteers of TI-Bangladesh's Youth Engagement and Support (YES) group joined thousand other climate marchers in the capital Dhaka and in 29 locations around the country on 28 November demanding Say No to Loan, Yes to Grant as Compensation for Climate Change Adaptation. Carrying placards.(...)
A two-day training workshop involving researchers from six chapters of Transparency International (TI) commenced in Dhaka today to find ways for improving effectiveness of Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACAs) in the Asia and Pacific region.
During the Dhaka workshop titled: Anti-corruption Agencies Assessment Tool and Project Kick-Off Workshop, researches from TI Chapters of Bangladesh,.(...)
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) launched an online initiative called Report Corruption to facilitate greater people engagement in the social movement against corruption in Bangladesh. Through this platform the people will get an opportunity to proactively and directly report incidents and experiences of bribery in key areas of TIB’s thematic interest of civic.(...)
TI Bangladesh today celebrated the International Right to Know (RTK) Day by calling upon the government to effectively implement the proactive disclosures policy across all government offices. It also urged the government to refrain from formulating laws and policies that contradict the true spirit of Right to Information (RTI) Act 2009.Observing that people are still largely unaware about the RTI Act.(...)
The International Youth Day 2015 was observed by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) through organising set of programmes on 12 and 13 August. The youth day is marked throughout the world with countless events to acknowledge and encourage the actions of youth towards a more constructive future. This year the global theme was `Youth Civic Engagement’, a campaign that aims.(...)
In spite of having a highly moralistic concept of integrity, some Bangladeshi youth would still resort to unfair means. A TIB study titled National Youth Integrity Survey 2015 found that 98 percent youth ascertain “lack of integrity” as an enormous problem and detrimental to country’s economic and overall development. Also, some 92 percent think that being honest is more.(...)
TIB today (31 May 2015) sent a letter to the Finance Minister requesting to ensure transparency, openness and accountability in the national budget for the fiscal year 2015-16. Reminding that good governance and combating corruption have been put as central agenda in the government’s Vision 2021, the Sixth Five-Year Plan, the National Integrity Strategy and election pledges, TIB.(...)
TIB has been using the people’s theatre as a tool to spread its anti-corruption messages across 45 locations in the country. Cultural activists among the Youth Engagement and Support (YES) groups are picked up through a rigorous process to use drama as means for reaching out to the community with powerful messages to fight corruption in health, education, local government, land.(...)
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on 25 May 2015 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the objective of strengthening anti-corruption prevention activities in the country. At a simple ceremony held at the mini conference hall of ACC head office in Segunbagicha, TIB’s Executive Director Dr. Iftekharuzzaman and ACC’s Director.(...)
A TIB report titled Dhaka North, Dhaka South and Chittagong City Corporation Elections 2015: Tracking the Process, released on 18 May 2015 found thatthe 28 April elections to the three city corporations - Dhaka North, Dhaka South and Chittagong – were deeply flawed in term of violation of electoral law, rules and conduct. With violation of permissible campaign spending limits took place at.(...)
Although notable progress has been achieved, however, various deficits still exist indicating that a lot needs to be done to consolidate reforms gains in establishing good governance in the country’s Ready-made Garment Sector (RMG) sector, a TIB study revealed. The study Good Governance in the Ready Made Garment Sector: Review of Progress during Last One Year, released on 21.(...)
A TIB study ‘Rampal and Matarbari Power Projects: Governance Challenges in Environmental Impact Assessment and Land Acquisition’, released on 16 April 2015 unearthed a series of irregularities and unethical transactions of money in coal-based Rampal and Matarbari power plant projects at different levels. The study investigated governance challenges in the processes of.(...)
Women are being forced to accept corruption as a way of life, and at the same time they are becoming victims, agents and in some cases beneficiaries of corruption. A study titled ‘Women’s Experience of Corruption: A Snapshot of Two Unions of Bangladesh’ on 12 March 2015 found. TIB undertook this study with an aim to explore women’s experience of corruption in Bangladesh,.(...)
With a view to assess the challenges of female journalists in Bangladesh while discharging professional duties and also to find ways to strengthen their capacities as well as role they could play to fight corruption, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) organized an orientation program on 11 March 2015, for the Dhaka-based female journalists from both print and broadcast.(...)
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) congratulated the national cricket team of Bangladesh for their unprecedented success yesterday, March 9, 2015, to ensure a place in the quarter finals of the ICC Cricket World Championship being played in Australia and New Zealand.
TIB is particularly happy and proud that the team captain dedicated this victory to the “heroes of our.(...)
With the theme of ‘Empowered Women, Awakened Conscience, Shall Surely Resist Corruption’, TIB is celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day with various outreach activities. CCC-YES networks are organizing rallies, discussions, orientation, human chain, seminar, women fair, and quiz/essay/debate competitions across 45 locations in the country. General people,.(...)
This was made possible following a TIB’s study on food governance released last year with a host of recommendation that included forming the safe food authority.
A food safety law titled ‘Safe Food Act 2013’ came into effect on 1 February 2015; A five-member Safe Food Authority (SFA) was also provisioned in the new law. The ‘Bangladesh Safe Food Authority’ was formed on.(...)
TIB’s efforts to ensure transparency in the judiciary received a tremendous boost when the new Chief Justice assured the anti-corruption watchdog that he would actively consider its policy brief recommendations of 2011 and 2014 and also make necessary endeavours to implement the same.
After assuming office the Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha in a reception meeting on 18.(...)
A new study by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) to analyse the nature and extent of corruption and various irregularities in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General found unabated corruption in this constitutional body resulting from legal, institutional and organizational limitations. The study highlighted how the constitutionally independent office has become.(...)
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) recommends 12 measures for improving good governance in Drug Administration along with a timely policy structure, a unified law, effective implementation of law, increasing human resource and capacity, ensuring punishment through proper process regarding corruption allegation. TIB placed these recommendations in a press launch of a study.(...)
To celebrate the International Anti-Corruption Day 2014, TIB on 9 December organized two events: a) distribution of prizes to six winners of investigative journalism awards 2014 and a discussion on the current perspective on the Bangladesh's journalism and b) distribution of prizes to cartoonists and opening of the week-long cartoon against corruption exhibition. CCC-YES network also.(...)
On the eve of the International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December, the Bangladesh National Cricket Team today expressed solidarity with a campaign of TI Bangladesh pronouncing ‘Say NO to Corruption’ during the 5th international one-day match against Zimbabwe at Mirpur Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket.(...)
The founder of Transparency International (TI) Professor Dr Peter Eigen who is also the Chairman of the Advisory Council of the TI is visiting Bangladesh on a five day visit. Dr Eigen founded TI with likeminded people in 1993 after he got frustrated to see the level of corruption in project financing as a World Bank Director in Kenya. He then thought that something must be done to tackle.(...)
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has called upon the government to propose inclusion of governance and anti-corruption as distinct goals in South Asian Regional Cooperation (SAARC) agenda. This call was made in a press release issued on 17 November 2014.
Earlier on November 5, 2014 in a letter addressed.(...)
After successfully completing its Paribartan-Driving Change Project (PDC) which began in April 2009, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) today, 1 October 2014, embarks on a new five-year strategic phase labeled as Building Integrity Blocks for Effective Change (BIBEC). A consortium of development partners, consisting of.(...)
Since 1996, TIB has achieved significant successes in terms of influencing the Government to undertake various anti-corruption reforms in the country. Below we highlight some examples of successful evidence-based research and advocacy initiatives.
1. TIB has played the lead catalyst role in the enactment of the Anti-Corruption Act , 2004 and setting up of the Anti-Corruption Commission.(...)
TIB celebrated International Right to Know Day with great enthusiasm on 28 September 2014. Nationally, the organisation joined hands with the Information Commission and Right to Information Forum. In the capital, rally, discussion meeting, information fair, campaign were organised to aware the people on their rights.(...)
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) since 2011 has been demanding release of “new” and “additional” Climate Funds by Annex-1 countries. The organisation in different fora also demanded integrity, transparency and accountability in fund disbursement by developed countries and its utilisation by the.(...)
When TI-Bangladesh initiated a study three years ago on Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), the country’s lead agency for developing the rural infrastructure, the concerned authorities were reluctant to cooperate. This soon changed as a result of persistent efforts by TIB’s dedicated researchers following.(...)
In a bid to free all Custom House free from middlemen and ensure its efficiency, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) issued office order and chalked out a detail plan to be implemented with the support from law enforcing agencies. These illegally appointed middlemen, popularly known as ‘Badi Alam’ has long been.(...)
For Youth Engagement and Support (YES) members of TIB, it was a double surprise: first, to see three Executive Directors of three different TI Chapters visiting them to learn from Bangladesh’s anti-corruption social movement and second, the team visiting those young activists in the field is also known.(...)
The government should form a fully independent National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) entrusted with the task of drafting the National Broadcasting Policy (NBP) in consultation with stakeholders. TIB made this demand at a press conference to spell out its stance over the newly adopted.(...)
On the eve of UN declared International Youth Day (IYD) on 12 August, the Dhaka Yes Engagement and Support (YES) group with support from Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) organised a human chain at the TSC of Dhaka University. Students, youths, teachers, TIB officials, students from different educational institutions.(...)
TIB tabled 9 recommendations including full implementation of automation in export-import and duty assessment process at Chittagong Port and Custom House. These recommendations were tabled at the press launch of the study titled ‘Automation of Export-Import in Chittagong Port and.(...)
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) suggested forming a high powered commission to ensure governance in climate finance in Bangladesh. It also urged the developed countries to disburse the committed funds to tackle adverse impacts of climate change. These recommendations were tabled at the consultation.(...)
Though the 10th parliament witnessed a decreasing trend in the 10th Parliament, "Quorum crisis" is still a concern. The estimated cost of quorum crisis during the first session was BDT 8.1 million public money. Only 1.8 percent of total session was spent on formulation of laws - the key role of the parliament..(...)
Though private universities in Bangladesh started its journey in Bangladesh as non-profit organizations with high hopes of further expansion of higher education, numerous irregularities by university authority including board of trustees, university administration, teachers and students blended with inadequate.(...)
Members of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) urged for strong political will, establishment of rule of law and effective role of Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) for building the country in line with the spirit of Liberation War, making the parliament more effective and bringing stability in.(...)
Afroza Yeasmin Chandni wanted to be an elected and ideal parliamentarian while Azizur Rahman Khan Bulbul wanted to be the Chief Justice Bangladesh. Both expressed their strong desire to bring positive changes in their respective fields. Both Afroza and Aziz were among 176 Youth Engagement and Support (YES).(...)
TIB urged the government to address the limitations of the National Integrity Strategy (NIS) to turn it into a fully implementable document. It also urged allocation of funds, provision of regular reporting and bringing ethics committee under the jurisdiction of the administrative mechanism. The call came during a press launch.(...)
It was a wonderful experience for Gazi Sadek – a university correspondent of Daily Jugantar. Sadek used to send reports regularly to his Dhaka office but never received any feedback on quality of his reporting. “I got a lot of tips on how to maintain standard investigative.(...)
Speakers at a TIB organised roundtable echoed with the recommendations of curbing influence of MPs over local government institutions (LGIs). They also urged for ensuring balance of power among public representatives and administration for its smooth functioning. These were among 18 other recommendations of a.(...)
A weak National Integrity System (NIS) bedeviled by wide gap of practice and implementation compared to legal provisions and institutional capacity is undermining the prospect of governance and nourishing corruption, reveals a study of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) released today. The study conducted on 15 NIS.(...)
Even after 6 years of transformation from the Bangladesh Telephone and Telegraph Board (BTTB) to Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Limited (BTCL), the company never became a profitable and service oriented organisation. Released before the media on 30 April 2014 at a press briefing, a TIB conducted study.(...)
Key stakeholders including the government, various government agencies, the BGMEA, factory owners and buyers have made significant progress to cope with the multi-dimensional challenges of governance and corruption in the garments sector of Bangladesh that were responsible for exposing the sector to unprecedented vulnerabilities in the wake.(...)
A TIB conducted study titled “Management of Cooperatives: Governance Challenges and Way Forward” stressed for updated rules for effective functioning of cooperatives and bring operational accountability. Mohammad Hossain and Nihar Ranjan Roy, Deputy Programme Managers, TIB presented the findings of.(...)
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) recommended reforming the Zila Parishads by elected representatives; reduce influence of Member of the Parliament (MP) and fitting distribution of responsibilities between Deputy Commissioners and Zila Parishad Chairman. These recommendations were tabled at the press.(...)
Immediate gazette notification of Safe Food Act 2013 was stressed for its effective implementation at the press launch of the study report titled “Ensuring Safe Food: challenges of governance and way forward”. Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) conducted the study and it was released before the media on 20th.(...)
The ninth parliament during its tenure of five years from January 2009 to November 2013 witnessed record high boycott of parliamentary sessions (342 out of 418 working days, almost 82%) by the main opposition. Plus rampant quorum crisis wasted more than 222 hour; the estimated of cost of which is more than Tk.(...)
Jannatul Rafeya, Mehedi Hasan of Dhaka University and Shakil Ahmed of Jagannath University were adjudged as the best debater, first runner up and second runner respectively among 150 young debaters from 17 institutions who debated for two days from 15-16 March on different issues focusing on anti-corruption and equality for women.
Education Minister Mr Nurul Islam Nahid, MP Gave away the prizes and.(...)
The power of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and social media in bringing positive changes in the society is proven globally. Yet, with its spread online harassment, particularly against females has been a recent phenomenon in the world and Bangladesh is no exception. This is not because of the spread or strong presence of ICT, rather a tendency among a section of users to abuse ICT and.(...)
TI-Bangladesh today observed the International Anti-Corruption Day with a host of activities both at local and national level. YES volunteers in 45 locations of the country joined in human chains, rallies, signature campaigns and various awareness-raising activities demanding scrapping of the newly amended ACC Act.
All six mobile operators carried a public sms of TIB that said: Durniti Daridro.(...)
Corruption remains a serious global problem according to this CPI. 123 countries out of 177 (more than two-thirds) scored below 50 in the index where 108 countries scored equal or less than average of 43. No country has scored 100 which and it draws the conclusion that no country is corruption free.
Bangladesh has scored 27 points in a scale of 0-100, and has been ranked 136th from the top and.(...)
TIB and Reporters Against Corruption (RAC) in a joint statement on 21 November expressed their despondency and condemned President’s consent to Anti Corruption Commission (Amendment) Bill-2013 that makes mandatory provision of seeking government’s approval to file corruption cases against the judges, magistrates and civil servants. The President on 19 November mid-night signed this much debated.(...)
Sony Ramany has been awarded the first prize in the international youth photo competition organized by Transparency International (TI) to mark the 20th anniversary of the global coalition against corruption.
Sumon Yusuf, has been awarded the 3rd prize in the international youth photo competition organized by Transparency International (TI) to mark the 20th.(...)
Despite significant successes, National service Programme (NSP) targeted to create employment of the unemployed youth suffered a number of shortcomings including limitations in planning and implementation, political influence and incidences of corruption. TIB identified these shortcomings and recommended a number of policy measures to overcome these at the release of a study titled “National Service.(...)
TIB at a press conference tabled 25 recommendations to overcome various limitations and challenges and establish governance in the Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh. The governance challenges include irregularities in carrying out respective responsibilities by buyers, owners and public watchdogs; corrupt practices by different parties; and lack of transparency, accountability and.(...)
Participants during the release of a TIB study titled “Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH): Progress of Governance, Challenges and the Way Forward” on 7th October stressed for qualitative changes in overall management of DMCH including human resource and infrastructural development to improve the quality of health services.
Prof Dr Khondoker Md Shefyetullah, Director General of the Directorate.(...)
TIB urged the government and concerned authorities to immediately address governance challenges in climate finance to reduce risks of corruption at different stages of project formulation, selection and implementation and fund disbursement. TIB urged this at the press launch of a study titled “Climate Finance in Bangladesh: Governance Challenges and Way Forward” on 3rd October 2013 at.(...)
TI’s Global Corruption Report (GCR) on Education called upon the governments, international agencies, businesspersons and civil societies across the world to acknowledge education as an effective tool to fight corruption. The call was made during the release of TI’s Global Corruption Report (GCR) on Education on 1st October 2013. In Dhaka, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) also organised.(...)
International Right to Know (RTK) day was celebrated across the country on 28 September - Committee of Concerned Citizen (CCC), Youth Engagement and Support (YES), Swajan and YES Friends in 34 regions joined hands with the district administration to observe this day. This year’s celebration emphasised on strategies ways to increase both demand and supply of information i.e. raise awareness of.(...)
TIB identified a number of challenges for the Election Commission (EC) – the apex state institution responsible for organizing a fair and impartial Jatio Sangsad (JS) poll. These challenges include; influence of the parliamentarians in case JS exists, controversial reshuffle and promotions, assigning deputy commissioners as returning officers, law and order management during election, influence of.(...)
International Right to Know (RTK) day was celebrated across the country on 28 September - Committee of Concerned Citizen (CCC), Youth Engagement and Support (YES), Swajan and YES Friends in 34 regions joined hands with the district administration to observe this day. This year’s celebration emphasised on strategising ways to increase both demand and supply of information that is raise awareness of.(...)
Two-thirds of parliament and legislatures fail to exercise sufficient control over their Ministry of Defence and the armed forces, according to a new report by Transparency International UK’s Defence and Security Programme (TI-DSP). Amongst those, 70 % of the largest arms importers in 2012 leave the door open to corruption. TI-UK released the report globally on September 17.
The study—a spin-off.(...)
Primary and Mass Education Minister Dr Afsarul Ameen, MP emphasised on collective efforts to tackle governance challenges at primary education. He made this appeal as the Chief Guest at the closing ceremony of a consultation meeting on ‘Challenges of Governance at Primary Education and the Way Forward’ organised by the TIB on 4 September at BIAM auditorium, Dhaka. Ms Dipu Roy, Programe Manager,.(...)
TIB and Shushasoner Jonno Nagorik (SUJON) jointly organised a roundtable discussion on ‘Need for Code of Conduct Act for Member of the Parliament (MP)’ on 31st August at the National Press Club. Speakers at the roundtable urged the government to enact a Code of Conduct Act for MPs in the upcoming parliament session to make them more accountable.
Secretary of SUJON Dr Badiul Alam Majumder.(...)
‘Invincible Youth Shall Surely Resist Corruption’ with this slogan TIB organised the Dhaka YES conference from August 21-22 at Nobab Nowab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, Dhaka University (DU).
The objective of the conference was to orient YES members on innovative anticorruption tools and techniques. The two day conference threw light on five broad areas i.e. 1. Youth, Integrity & Leadership;.(...)
Speakers at the roundtable on “Local Government Engineering Department: Problems of Governance and Way Forward” stressed on promoting governance, reducing corruption and political interference in LGED for infrastructural development at rural level. TIB organised the roundtable on 21st July at the CIRDAP Auditorium. Chaired by Mr M Hafizuddin Khan, Member, TIB board of Trustees, the roundtable was.(...)
According to Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) of Transparency International (TI), 93% of the respondents believed that political parties and police were most corrupted public service institutions while 89% indicated judiciary as the most corrupt.
As part of global release, GCB was also released in Bangladesh by TIB through a press conference on 9th July 2013. 60% Bangladeshi respondents believed.(...)
Speakers at a consultation on “The Challenge of Governance in Healthcare and Ways to Overcome” stressed on joint efforts among healthcare stakeholders and harmony among national and local level efforts. TIB organized the consultation on 3rd July at the BIAM Foundation auditorium with Dr A F M Ruhul Haque, MP, Minister for Health as the Chief Guest; Professor Dr Khandaker Mohammad Shefatullah,.(...)
To observe the Global Earth Day 2013 a human chain was jointly formed at National Press Club on 22 April 2013 by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (BAPA), Bangladesh Water Integrity Network (BAWIN), Climate Finance Governance Network (CFGN) and Green Voice and raised ten points demands to ensure transparency and accountability in policy and practices to Save the.(...)
Bangladesh is placed in Band D. Bangladesh’s defence and security sector scores poorly on political corruption risk. There is a lack of any formal defence policy to date. The currentgovernment initiated the process of developing a defence policy in 2009, but this has yet to be finalised. Active public debate on issues of defence is evidenced to be irregular and limited. Thedetailed breakdown of the.(...)
The role of the Parliament is extremely important in the present day democracies. The key tasks performed by the Parliament are enacting laws, monitoring the executive, ensuring the accountability of the government through committee hearings, and discussing issues important for the state and taking decisions in this regard. According to the Constitution.(...)
Dhaka, September 2, 2012. A five-day long international workshop on `Tools and Tactics of People Engagement’ began in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka today.
Hosted by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) and jointly organized by TIB and Transparency International Secretariat (TIS), 20 visiting participants are joined by some 15 TIB representatives in this workshop aimed at facilitating.(...)
Call for Proposals: National Integrity System (NIS) Assessment Lead Researcher in Bangladesh
Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in.(...)
As part of it’s Youth Engagement and Support (YES) programme Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) is organizing the 5th Anti-Corruption Cartoon Competition to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day 2010 (9 December). The objective of the competition and this exhibition is to create greater awareness and motivation among the young generation to SAY NO TO CORRUPTION. It also gives the.(...)
Got Registration & Inauguration
Early morning of December 7, debaters were coming to BRAC University Auditorium from different educational institutions of every corner of the country. Anisur Rahman from Jhalokathi Government Degree College, Sadia Tabassum from Government Gurudayal College, Kishoreganj, Shahed Imran from Khawaja Yunus Ali medical College, Shirajganj, Arifur Rahman from Laxmipur.(...)
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) organized its fourth Anti-Corruption Cartoon Competition to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day 2009 (9 December). As part of TIB’s Youth Engagement and Support (YES) programme, the competition and this exhibition are aimed at creating greater awareness and motivation among the young generation to say NO TO CORRUPTION. It also gives the participants.(...)
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) organized its third Anti-Corruption Cartoon Competition to observe the International Anti-Corruption Day 2008 (9 December). As a part of TIB?s Youth Engagement and Support (YES) programme, the objective of the competition and this exhibition is to create greater awareness and motivation among the young generation to say NO TO CORRUPTION. It also gives the.(...)
A total of 747 Entries were received from different parts of the country for this year's competition. 368 cartoonists took part in this competition in two age groups; Group A (Ka) 13-18 years and Group B (Kha) 19-35 years. Besides the winners 20 cartoonists from each group recdived the credit of Special Mention. The Winners' names have been announced at the inaugural ceremony of an exhibition.(...)
Dhaka University clinched the champion's trophy of the Seventh Inter-University Anti-Corruption Debate Championship 2007, defeating Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet). In the final, the two competing teams fought with logics in their argument to establish their opinion in favour or against the topic ?Corruption is the main hindrance to development of third world.(...)
Health is one of the fundamental rights of the people. But after 36 years of independence, Bangladesh still fails in ensuring proper health care facilities for all. One of the major reasons behind this situation is lack of good governance and accountability in this sector.Realising the importance of good governance and accountability in health sector and to make the future doctors aware of ensuring.(...)
An art competition celebrating the first national health rights day was held in Bangladesh Sishu Academy participated by the children aged between seven to sixteen on the 15th June 2007. Two hundred and seventy child artists of different schools participated in the competition titled Shundor Shastho Shundor Desh (Good Health Beautiful Country).The first national health rights convention was held.(...)
Slogan of the Program
In victory of reasoning... invincible youth shall surely resist corruption
PreludeYouth are potential leaders of future for combating against corruption. Under the banner of YES, TIB, Committee of Concerned Citizens, Chittagong Metropolitan Area and CUDS (Chittagong University Debating society) jointly organized TIB-CUDS 9th Bangla & 3rd English.(...)
Keeping the slogan ‘Women against corruption’ ahead, a daylong debate competition was arranged at the TSC Auditorium, Dhaka University for observing ‘International Day of Women’ on 8th March 2007. Students from various colleges and universities around the country participated in the daylong debate competition organized by TIB. Executive Director of TIB inaugurated the competition and.(...)
To mark the 3rd International Anti-Corruption Day-9 December 2006 Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) held a Cartoon Exhibition titled Durnitir Biruddhey Cartoon at the Drik Gallery, Dhanmondi R.A. Dhaka. The Exhibition displayed anti-corruption cartoons which received awards or special mention in a Cartoon Competition organized by TIB. Nearly 200 young participants from all over the country.(...)
First ever parliamentary style debate competition held under the auspices of TIB
To mark the International Anti-Corruption Day, 2006, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has organized the first ever parliamentary style debate competition in Dhaka. The aim of the competition was to develop leadership among the youth through raising awareness on various issues and to stimulate a dialogue on.(...)
In recognition of those whose bravery cost them their lives, TI extended posthumous tributes to three courageous individuals in the year of 2004. Manik Chandra Saha, a brave Bangladeshi journalist whose reports on crime and corruption in politics led to his death was one of them. Other two recipients were Hasan Baliki, a Turkish electrical engineer murdered as a result of his efforts to root out.(...)