Established in 1993, Transparency International (TI) defines itself as “the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption, that brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world”. Its stated goal is “to take action to combat corruption and prevent criminal activities arising from corruption so as to help build a world in which Government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption, because of the potential of corruption to undermine economic development, generate poverty, foster political instability and create global insecurity”. TI is politically non-partisan and does not undertake investigations of alleged corruption or expose individual cases. It attempts to combat corruption at the international level, and through its National Chapters at the national level, by raising public awareness of the occurrence and impact of corruption; developing coalitions to address it; developing and disseminating tools to curb it; promoting transparency and accountability in politics and business; monitoring the control of corruption; and supporting institutions and mechanisms to combat it. TI is guided by its Charter; its Statement of Vision, Values and Guiding Principles; a Code of Conduct; and the TI Conflict of Interests Policy. It is registered in Germany as a society (Verein) in the court register of societies (Vereinsregister) of Berlin Charlottenburg. TI’s International Secretariat is located in Berlin.