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TI turns 20

Image courtesy of Transparency International‘In the early 1990s, corruption was a taboo topic. Many companies regularly wrote off bribes as business expenses in their tax filings, the graft of some longstanding heads of state was legendary, and many international agencies were resigned to the fact that corruption would sap funding from many development projects around the world.’

So begins the history of Transparency International, the best-known anti-corruption organization in the world.

This year, TI celebrates two decades since its founding by retired World Bank official Peter Eigen and nine others. 

They set up shop ‘in Berlin, the recently restored capital of a reunified Germany,’ the timeline says.

Two years later, they launched the first Corruption Perceptions Index, among other resources. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Congratulations to TI.

And thanks for twenty years of great work on behalf of the rest of us.

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