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Our Institutional Relationships

In its coalition-building approach, Transparency International engages with a multitude of stakeholders around the world. Formal institutional relationships are listed below.

Transparency International holds formal status with the following international governmental organisations:

  • Council of Europe – Participatory status
  • Climate Investment Funds, Scaling Up Renewable Energy Programme (UNFCCC) – Elected as a developed country civil society representative with observer status
  • European Commission – Registered lobbyist as NGO
  • European Parliament – Accredited NGO
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – Accredited observer
  • Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – Official observer status
  • UN Department of Public Information (DPI) – NGO accreditation (DPI & ECOSOC)
  • UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – Accredited observer
  • UN Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) – Accreditation special consultative status


Transparency International is a member of the following organisations:

  • Better Aid Coordinating Group – Member
  • Beyond 2015 – Member
  • Bundesverband dt. Pressesprecher – Member
  • CIVICUS (World Alliance for Citizen Participation) – Member
  • Committee of International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGO) – Member
  • European Foundation Center – Member
  • European Policy Centre (EPC) – Member
  • Freedom of Information Advocates Network – Member
  • Friends of Europe (FoE) – Member
  • G8/G20 Global Working Group – Member
  • Global Environmental Facility NGO Network – Member
  • Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) Associate – Member
  • IGAC (International Group for Anti-Corruption Coordination) – Member
  • Industrie-Pensions-Verein e.V. – Member
  • International Aid Transparency Initiative – Member (Steering Committee)
  • International Civil Society Centre – Member
  • LINGOs – Member
  • UNCAC Coalition – Member

Transparency International is formally represented in the governance of the following bodies:

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia Pacific – Representative on Initiative Steering Group
  • Crown Agents Foundation – Elected Permanent Member
  • Finance Watch (FW) – Representative on the Board
  • International Aid Transparency Initiative – Representative on Steering Committee
  • International Anti-Corruption Academy – Representative is vice-chair of the Board
  • International Civil Society Centre – Representative is chair of the Board
  • UNCAC Coalition - Representative is on the Board
  • World Economic Forum (WEF) NGO Advisory Group – Representative is a member
  • World Economic Forum (WEF) - Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) – Representative is on the Board
  • World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council (GAC) on Corruption – Representative is co-chair