Transparency International | Land Portal

About

One global movement sharing one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.

In 1993, a few individuals decided to take a stance against corruption and created Transparency International. Now present in more than 100 countries, the movement works relentlessly to stir the world’s collective conscience and bring about change. Much remains to be done to stop corruption, but much has also been achieved, including:

  • the creation of international anti-corruption conventions
  • the prosecution of corrupt leaders and seizures of their illicitly gained riches
  • national elections won and lost on tackling corruption
  • companies held accountable for their behaviour both at home and abroad

Mission

Our Mission is to stop corruption and promote transparency, accountability and integrity at all levels and across all sectors of society. 

 

Vision

Our Vision is a world in which government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.

 

Values

  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Solidarity
  • Courage
  • Justice
  • Democracy

Programmes

For specific information about TI's work on land corruption, see here.

 

Transparency International Resources

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Library Resource
Understanding and Addressing Corruption in the Land Sector

Written Submission to UNAC COSP10

Conference Papers & Reports
December, 2023
Global

Land corruption – corrupt practices in the land sector – threatens the lives and livelihoods of people and communities, the environment and climate, food security and political stability. Its impacts are particularly acute for 2.5 billion people who live on and from the land. Addressing it requires a dedicated focus and assessment of land related institutions across different national contexts.

Library Resource
Land corruption risks in the green energy sector
Policy Papers & Briefs
November, 2023
Global

Green energy (and/or renewable energy) requires large areas of land to operate, often more so than energy generated from fossil fuels. The acquisition of land comes with accompanying corruption risks which can lead to challenges such as land grabbing and illegal displacement of communities. To help mitigate corruption risks and their consequences, strong regulatory oversight and rigorous licensing requirements are needed, as well as transparency and community-based approaches to ownership of green energy projects.

 

Library Resource
Reports & Research
November, 2023
Sub-Saharan Africa

Land corruption seriously threatens efforts to fight climate change and achieve a fair energy transition. By undermining climate programmes, projects and practices, it fuels increased carbon emissions and negative climate outcomes. It weakens tenure security and contributes to human rights violations. By channelling funds and resources towards elites, and supporting harmful or poorly managed projects, land corruption also erodes the legitimacy and credibility of the climate agenda, reducing popular support for vital action.

Library Resource
Corruption risks in land-based solutions to climate change

A focus on reforestation and afforestation projects

Policy Papers & Briefs
October, 2023
Global

“Nature-based” solutions to climate change require the acquisition of large swaths of land for reforestation, afforestation, conservation and renewable energy sources. However, corruption in the land sector is already widespread and this additional demand for land may aggravate pre-existing corruption risks, as well as causing new ones.

Library Resource
Manuals & Guidelines
April, 2023
Sub-Saharan Africa

Urban planners are entrusted with the power to make critically important, long-term decisions that determine the future development of cities and towns around the world. The decisions they take shape the urban environment and directly affect the lives and livelihoods of entire communities.

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