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Welcome to the website of the Americas Department, where you can learn more about TI’s work in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

Although the continent boasts a fairly heterogeneous background, corruption is an issue common to each country in this region. It is the extent and form of corruption which differs from subregion to subregion. The fight against corruption in North America has been marked by accounting, financial and political scandals, while corruption in Latin America remains part of serious structural problems that not only adversely affect the region’s economic and democratic development, but also place a direct burden on the population.

TI works with 18 National Chapters in the Americas. In addition to working to promote the respective priorities of each country and subregion, the Americas department is working a number of hemispheric initiatives, such as the Inter-American Convention against Corruption. Against this background, collaborative efforts aimed at increasing transparency and integrity at the national level as well as at the regional level have a long-standing history in the Americas.

The National Chapters are the lifeline of our work in the Americas. To find out more about each respective organisation, please click here.

TILAC – TI’s network of national chapters in Latin America and the Caribbean

TILAC is about to enter its tenth year as a regional network!

Established in 1996, the TILAC network was founded to provide mutual support and establish common strategies for addressing the issue of corruption; a problem that constitutes the root of many common features seen throughout the region. Today, the TILAC network is comprised of 15 TI National Chapters and contacts in Latin America and the Caribbean and maintains constructive partnerships with a number of organisations in the region. The TILAC Secretariat is responsible for coordinating the network’s efforts to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience and to promote regional anti-corruption agendas.

Over the past ten years, TILAC has become both an innovative source of tools and methodologies to be used in anti-corruption efforts, and a network with the increasing ability to create change towards democratic governance in the region.

TILAC has identified the following priority issues for its work at the regional level:

  • to promote transparency in the area of public contracting
  • to reduce levels of corruption in the area of political financing
  • to promote integrity within the private sector
  • to promote investigative journalism addressing corruption-related issues
  • to promote transparency in Central America

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