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 organization.
TIB has since been working as a catalyst of social movement against corruption. It has elaborate research and advocacy programs 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.
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) is an independent, non-government, non-partisan and non-profit organization with a vision of Bangladesh in which government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of the people shall be free from corruption.
In the context of the international movement against corruption, as the fully accredited national chapter in Bangladesh of the Berlin-based Transparency International (TI), TIB partners and cooperates with TI and its chapters worldwide.
TIB is committed to values of democracy, justice, rule of law, transparency, accountability, integrity and impartiality.
TIB’s mission is to catalyze and strengthen a participatory social movement to promote and develop institutions, laws and practices for combating corruption in Bangladesh and establishing an efficient and transparent system of governance, politics and business.
What We Do :
1. Research and Policy:
Corruption in Bangladesh is endemic and permeates through all levels of society. Not much progress can be made without reforming the institutions that foster and maintain corrupt practices through political patronage, a close and pervasive link between bureaucrats and politicians, and a weak implementation of law and regulation.
Understanding the nature and magnitude of corruption through research and surveys is vital in creating awareness and demand for fighting corruption and establishing transparent and accountable governance. Anti-corruption research is, therefore, one of the key components of the projects implemented by TIB till date.
TIB undertakes various types of research with objectives in line with its vision and mission. Such objectives include generating knowledge, measuring magnitude and impacts of corruption, initiating policy dialogue, informing common people, offering recommendations, and bringing in positive changes in the concerned sector or institution.
Types of Research:
Diagnostic studies are in-depth analytical research on sectors or institutions where the level of corruption is perceived to be high. Diagnostic studies usually determine the nature, extent and implications of corruption in a particular sector or institution and make specific recommendations for policy reform and/or institutional change.
Monitoring the National Integrity System
Good governance is not possible if the key institutions of democracy and the national integrity system (NIS) fail to function effectively. TIB has been carrying out a regular research-cum-monitoring series titled ‘Parliament-Watch’ on the legislative branch. The key focus of its research and campaign is also on the key pillars of the NIS such as the Judiciary, the Anti-corruption Commission, the Election Commission, the Public Service Commission, the law-enforcing agencies, the Comptroller & Auditor General’s Office, the media and so on.
Citizens’ Report Card
TIB has been applying the citizens’ report card (CRC) method for assessing the level of satisfaction of the service recipients in terms of the content and quality of services provided by the public service delivery institutions. The CRCs are used as key tools of advocacy to reduce corruption and enhance transparency and accountability in public service delivery institutions in education, health, local government, and other public service delivery institutions at the grassroots.
Corruption Database is an on-going round-the-year effort of TIB to create a storehouse of knowledge on the nature, magnitude, form, depth, spread and implications of corruption in Bangladesh. Reports on corruption in leading national and regional daily news papers are the source of information for the database. Analytical reports subject to corroboration are prepared periodically and reported for public information. The database is also a key source of information for selection of in-depth studies and follow-up policy advocacies.
National Household Survey
National household surveys on corruption in Bangladesh capture people’s experiences regarding corruption in selected sectors of public service. The surveys are not about perception or opinion, but factual information provided by households on how they have experienced corruption while receiving a service in a given period, its nature, dimension, type and implications.
Fact Finding Studies
Responding to the demand raised from the local communities, TIB has undertaken a number of fact finding studies on the local public institutions. These studies are investigative in nature, and attempt to find the causes of corrupt practices that affect the services these institutions provide.
Position/ Working Papers
TIB produces position/ working papers on contemporary issues related to mal-governance and issues of public concern. These range from any initiative to change a public policy that may jeopardize efforts to establish good governance to promote or generate a discussion issue that currently is or going to be an issue of public interest.
Collaborative and Cross-country Studies
TIB is often engaged in studies jointly undertaken by like-minded organizations. It also takes part in studies and surveys conducted in several countries under the initiatives taken by the TI. TIB has contributed to the Global Corruption Report – a regular and one of the core research tools implemented by the TI.
2. CIVIC ENGAGEMENT:
TIB’s agents of change: TIB believes that social mobilization is imperative for inducing change in people’s attitudes, behavior and capacity in resisting corruption. Accordingly, TIB has established 45 citizens’ volunteer groups (Committees of Concerned Citizens-CCCs) in 45 districts and 60 Youth Engagement and Support groups (YES) throughout the country to carry forward the anti-corruption movement. CCCs are groups of citizens with high degree of credibility, integrity, social acceptability, and leadership capacity to inform, motivate and mobilize citizens in challenging corruption and promoting integrity in service delivery at the local levels.
Advocacy at the local level is carried out through civic engagement on the basis of TIB’s research findings in selected sectors/institutions and other demand driven issues with the aim of sensitizing citizens about their rights help change their attitudes towards corruption and capacitate them to challenge corruption.
TIB believes that fighting corruption and promoting transparent, accountable and efficient governance not only require effective laws and institutions but also active and concerted citizens’ efforts. This idea stems from the fact that since corruption is regarded by most citizens as an integral part of their lives the real challenge lies in changing people’s attitude and behavior, so that they no longer accept corruption as an inevitable aspect of life. While the primary responsibility of tackling corruption essentially lies with the government, TIB recognizes that it is the people who are the ultimate repository of power for exerting pressure for good governance
Mobilizing people to challenge corruption is an integral part of any initiative aimed at reducing corruption in a given society. Social mobilization helps change people’s perceptions, attitudes and behaviors in ways that strengthen their capacity to resist corrupt practices that they encounter in their respective communities. To this end, under PDC TIB developed volunteer citizens groups (Committees of Concerned Citizens-CCCs) The CCCs are groups of citizens with high degree of credibility, integrity, social acceptability, courage, and leadership capacity to inform, motivate and mobilize citizens in various activities for curbing and preventing corruption and promoting good governance. Members of the CCCs are committed to values, vision, mission and Code of Ethics of TIB. They work on a voluntary and fully non-partisan basis for prevention of corruption and promotion of accountability, transparency and good governance at the local level.
A CCC member should be:
A person of high integrity and honesty free from any allegation of corruption and;
Widely respected and acceptable to all for contribution to local public life;
Politically non-partisan having no direct or formal involvement in partisan political
activity and having proven capacity to ensure that political and/or other likings and
disliking would not be brought to affect the affairs of CCC and or TIB;
Active and interested to work voluntarily;
A person who shares the vision, mission, values and objectives of TIB and is
committed to TIB Code of Ethics;
A permanent citizen of Bangladesh and resident of the CCC area;
S/he should not be:
A person with any record of involvement in corruption;
Convicted of a criminal offence involving moral turpitude;
A public servant enjoying any special status granted by law;
Actively involved in party politics;
Guilty of default of any public dues determined by a court of law;
Less than 30 years nor more than 75 years of age; and
Immediate family member of the executive director of TIB and any other full-time member of TIB staff.
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- WATER INTEGRITY
|Name of the organization:||Committee of Concerned Citizens (CCC)– Sonak- established with inspiration of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB)|
|Head Office Address:||MIDAS Center (5th and 6th Floor), Road# 16 (New), 27 (Old), House# 5, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209|
|Head of In charge:||Dr. Iftekharuzzaman, Designation: Executive Director
|Regional Office in Munshiganj:||Shah Ali Bhaban, 14/1, East Dewbogh, Munshiganj-1500|
|Head of Regional In charge:||Md. Rashiduzzaman Liton, Designation: Area Manager
Phone: 880-2-7611887, Cell: 01714-072106
|Designated Information Officer:||Mohammad Shah Alam, Designation: Assistant Manager- F&A
|Established period:||1996 in Bangladesh and 2006 in Munshiganj|
|Registration information:||Name of Issuer of registration||Registration No.||Last Renewal Date|
|NGO Affairs Bouro- NGOAB||1301, 22.10.1998||4.9.2013|
|Vision & Mission :||Vision: Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) is an independent, non-government, non-partisan and non-profit organization with a vision of Bangladesh in which government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of the people shall be free from corruption.
In the context of the international movement against corruption, as the fully accredited national chapter in Bangladesh of the Berlin-based Transparency International (TI), TIB partners and cooperates with TI and its chapters worldwide.Mission: TIB’s mission is to catalyze and strengthen a participatory social movement to promote and develop institutions, laws and practices for combating corruption in Bangladesh and establishing an efficient and transparent system of governance, politics and business.
|Donors:||Department for International Development (DFID)
Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
|Brief in current project||Project Name: Building Integrity Blocks for Effective Change (BIBEC).
The BIBEC project is fully consistent with key strategic priorities of the Government as enshrined in Article 11 of the Constitution, including , the Government of Bangladesh’s Perspective Plan 2010-21, Vision 2021, and 7th five-year plan which will be rolled out in 2016.
The overall objective of BIBEC is to concentrate on building and strengthening a series of mutually supportive and reinforcing integrity blocks to effectively reduce corruption. “Blocks” here imply the key institutions, policy/law, education, training, ethics and values, and above all, the people of the country
|Budgetary allocation:||2015-16 fiscal year budget in Munshiganj: 1295540 BDT|
|Operational Area:||Setting up 45 offices in District and Upazilla level in overall Bangladesh|
|Personnel in Munshiganj Office:||Area Manager- 1
Assistant Manager (Finance and Admin)- 1
Office Assistant- 1
CCC member (Sonak Sodosho in bangla)- 13
YES member- 51
YES Friends member- 47
Swajan Member- 38NB.:
CCC = Committee of Concerned Citizens
YES = Youth Engagement and Support
Swajan: Shochotar Jonno Nagorik