Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) began its activities as a Trust in 1996. In 1998 it obtained the approval of the Government of Bangladesh for registration as a non-governmental organisation.
TIB has since been working as a catalyst of social movement against corruption. It has elaborate research and advocacy programmes for policy change and institutional reform for creating conditions for reducing corruption and promoting good governance in Bangladesh. Since its establishment TIB has undertaken various activities, research, information, dissemination, campaign and advocacy to bring about greater awareness amongst the general public of the nature, extent and implications of corruption in Bangladesh across all sectors public, private and non-governmental.
One of the early conclusions that TIB has reached is that fighting corruption and promoting transparent, accountable and efficient governance requires active and concerted citizen's effort. TIB has, therefore, given priority to mobilizing and drawing support from constituencies of citizens by forming watchdog bodies Committees of Concerned Citizens (CCCs) as a deterrent force against corruption, not only in key sectors of public service.
TIB has devoted itself to the task of mobilizing a social movement to curb corruption and to promote good governance in the public, private and non-governmental sectors through greater accountability, transparency and public participation. The main objective of TIB is to catalyze a conducive environment for reduction of poverty and promotion of justice and human security.