TIB aims to drive a participatory movement against corruption by increasing accountability through improved institutions, laws, and practices. Established as a Trust in 1996, TIB became a registered non-governmental organisation in 1998. It strives to reduce corruption and advance good governance in Bangladesh through research, public awareness campaigns, and advocacy.
The core project of TIB is the Participatory Action Against Corruption - Towards Transparency and Accountability (PACTA). The project engages TIB’s core actors through technology, supporting community engagement, and various anti-corruption activities. The project utilises TIB's flagship mobile app - PACTApp, where volunteer groups provide data on governance deficiencies through their mobile devices, and TIB receives real-time datasets for analysis. This robust data collection reinforces TIB's mission to uncover, analyse, and combat corruption and play a crucial role in TIB's advocacy, social engagement, and public office liaison. TIB implements the project through 3 core divisions focusing on research, communications, and citizen participation.
SOCIAL MOVEMENT AGAINST CORRUPTION
TIB conducts various types of research to combat corruption in Bangladesh. Its research focuses on generating knowledge, measuring the magnitude of corruption, promoting policy reforms, and engaging the public. Types of research include diagnostic studies, monitoring the national integrity system, citizens' report cards, corruption databases, national household surveys, fact-finding studies, and position/working papers. TIB also collaborates with other organisations on cross-country studies. These efforts play a significant role in TIB's advocacy, social engagement, and liaison with public offices.
The Committees of Concerned Citizens (CCC) serve as a key pillar in TIB's work in civic engagement and play a crucial role in fighting corruption and promoting accountability, transparency, and good governance at the local level. They do this by working on a voluntary and non-partisan basis and promoting social accountability in key public service delivery institutions such as education, health, local government, land, etc. The Youth Engagement and Support groups (YES) established by TIB aim to raise awareness about the importance of ethical values and democratic governance among young people through cultural activities and other means. TIB recognises the potential of young people to bring about positive change in their communities and to fight against corruption actively. The focus of YES is primarily on their locality, with limited strategic involvement at targeted institutions. The Active Citizens’ Groups (ACG) are the service recipient community-level groups that feed data in TIB’s PACTApp to facilitate research and grassroots problem-solving.
TIB's outreach and communication division aims to transform TIB's research and policy work into effective tools for change, increase citizen participation in the anti-corruption movement, and expand TIB's constituency. TIB uses various communication tools and strategies to reach a broad audience, including print and electronic media, its website, social media, and public events. TIB also partners with other organisations and institutions to increase the impact of its outreach and communication efforts. Through its outreach and communication activities, TIB seeks to promote public understanding of corruption and encourage greater participation in Bangladesh's anti-corruption efforts.