Transparency International Bangladesh: Building Integrity Blocks for Effective Change

Transparency International Bangladesh promotes improved governance in selected institutions of integrity (parliament, judiciary, etc.) and five sectors providing basic services to the people (education, health, local governance, land, climate finance) as well as it strengthens its grassroots movement in order to reduce corruption for the benefit of the poor and the marginalised.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Anti-corruption organisations
Democratic participation and civil society
Public finance management
Information and communication technology (ICT)
Media & freedom of information
01.10.2014 - 31.12.2021
CHF 7'500'000

Corruption is rife in Bangladesh and formal systems of accountability are severely undermined by the patron-client nature of political processes. The increased costs of public services due to diversion and misallocation of public resources affect disproportionately the poor and the marginalised.


Reduce corruption for the benefit of the poor and the marginalised in Bangladesh.

Target groups
  • Service providers in five sectors at local and national level (health, education, local government, land, climate)
  • National Integrity System Institutions (Parliament, Judiciary, etc)
  • Citizen of Bangladesh, civil society and media
Medium-term outcomes
  1. Leading NIS institutions have strengthened the legal and policy environment making it conducive to combating corruption.
  2. Selected institutions in the fields of health, education, local government, land and climate finance have improved transparency and accountability.
  3. Citizens, civil society and media at local and national levels have engaged for combating corruption.

Expected results:  

  1. Knowledge enhanced on combating corruption
  2. Evidence-based advocacy and lobbying undertaken for legal, policy, institutional and procedural changes.
  3. Information disclosure, dissemination and access mechanisms strengthened in selected institutions (five sectors).
  4. Voluntary engagement of citizens in anti-corruption activities increased and strengthened.

Results from previous phases:  

  • Improved transparency and accountability of institutions at local (education, health, local governments) and national level
  • Nearly 6000 core activisits (27% women) engaged in anti-corruption activities and more than 1 million citizen involved in anti-corruption campaigns



Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
International or foreign NGO

Other partners

TIB, DFID, Embassy of Denmark, Embassy of Sweden, SDC

Coordination with other projects and actors

UNDP, ADB, Campaign for Popular Education

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   7'500'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   7'032'185 Total project since first phase Budget inclusive project partner CHF  10'000'000
Project phases Phase 2 01.10.2014 - 31.12.2021   (Current phase) Phase 1 01.04.2009 - 31.12.2014   (Completed)