Transparency & Accountability


For democracy to function, the first prerequisite is transparency. By uncovering and publicizing facts often obscured behind public policy pronouncements, CIP enables citizens to know what government is doing in their name and with their tax dollars. Armed with this information, citizens can hold our leaders accountable.

See below for links to our work that pushes for transparency and accountability.

A Sustainable, Just and Peaceful World

By CIP

Dec-09-2013 | Report

Find out how CIP can make a difference in facing some of the world's largest problems... Read More »

Turning a Corner

By CIP

Jul-01-2013 | Report

It is easy to be overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenges facing our world today. Wars in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, climate chaos due to global warming and the widening gap between the super-rich and everyone else engender a sense of hopelessness... Read More »

Drones Over the Homeland

By Tom Barry

Apr-23-2013 | Report

A report exploring how politics, money and lack of oversight have sparked drone proliferation, and what we can do about it... Read More »

EU-Africa Summit: The sore case of illicit Financial Flows

By Christian Freymeyer

Apr-02-2014 | Article

True beneficial ownership transparency, including public registers, is vital to help realize more sustainable economies in Africa and Europe alike... Read More »

Get Rid of the Pentagon's Slush Fund

By William D. Hartung

Apr-01-2014 | Article

President Obama and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel are to be commended for their recent proposal to keep the FY2015 Pentagon budget within the caps established in law... Read More »

Obama’s Arms Sales Policy: Promotion or Restraint?

By William D. Hartung

Feb-06-2014 | Article

The United States is far and away the world’s leading arms trafficking nation, with $60 billion in arms transfer agreements last year alone... Read More »

Financial Transparency Coalition Annual Conference 2014

Oct-14-14 | Lima, Peru

Mark your calendars for the Financial Transparency Coalition 2014 annual conference co-hosted by the Latin American Network on Debt and Development in Lima, Peru October 14-15... Read More »

Towards Transparency: Making the Global Financial System Work for Development

Oct-01-13 | Dar es Salaam

Illicit financial flows are one of the leading, and most under-appreciated, causes of poverty in the developing world... Read More »

Conference: Structural Roots of Global Poverty, Theory Meets Practice

Feb-14-13 | February 14th-16th, 2013, Yale University

Global Financial Integrity will co-host this three-day conference to investigate the roots of global poverty... Read More »