Corruption is widespread in Bangladesh, affecting all levels of society. Reforming institutions that enable corrupt practices through political influence, weak enforcement of laws, and close ties between bureaucrats and politicians is essential. TIB conducts research to understand the nature and extent of corruption, raise awareness, and promote transparent and accountable governance. TIB's research objectives align with its vision and mission, including generating knowledge, assessing corruption, driving policy discussions, educating the public, providing recommendations, and promoting positive change in relevant sectors and institutions.

Highlights of TIB's Research Principles:

  • TIB ensures the most rigorous and highest possible compliance of nationally and internationally recognized methodologies of research on relevant subjects. Each published report includes detailed description of the adopted methodology;
  • TIB conducts its research programme mainly by inhouse capacity, though external expert advice and support are ensured where applicable;
  • Multiple layers of data and information checks and cross-checks, corroboration and validation are indispensable elements of TIB's research process that consists of multiple stages of internal review of draft reports conducted through several rounds of reviews and inhouse presentations. A 'Validation Matrix' is created for every research report.
  • No report is published without ensuring the fullest compliance of the methodological and validation excellence;
  • TIB is not an investigation agency. It does not investigate individual cases of corruption, nor does it release any report that may directly or indirectly implicate any individual.


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