Transparency International – Lebanon

Transparency International – Lebanon

Transparency International – Lebanon is the National Chapter in the Transparency International global movement which was established in 1999 with the aim of reducing rampant corruption in Lebanon, promoting the principles of transparency and accountability, establishing the rule of law and respecting the fundamental rights inaugurated in international laws and the Lebanese Constitution, by focusing on systematic improvement, building alliances, and encouraging civil society organizations to take measures towards transparency and accountability.

Since its inception, TI-LB has worked to enhance transparency in the public and private sectors in Lebanon for more than a decade, by implementing a number of projects that ranged from contributing to the development to lobbying the anti-corruption laws (such as the draft law on the Right to Access to Information, the Whistleblowers Protection Law, the Fighting Corruption in the Public Sector and Establishment of the National Anti-Corruption Commission, the Asset and Interest Declaration and the Punishment of Illicit Enrichment Law etc.), and the monitoring of parliamentary and municipal elections since 2009, in addition to other projects aimed at empowering youth and municipalities on issues related to good governance. In the aftermath of the Beirut Port Explosion, TI-LB was part of the first Independent Oversight Board (IOB) for the Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction Framework (3RF) established by the United Nations, the European Union and the World Bank Group.