Transparency International (TI) aims to curb corruption through international and national coalitions encouraging governments to establish and implement effective laws, policies and anti-corruption programmes; strengthen public support and understanding for anti-corruption programmes and enhance public transparency and accountability in international business transactions and in the administration of public procurement; encourage all parties to international business transactions to operate at the highest levels of [integrity], guided in particular by TI's Standards of Conduct.
At the international level, TI focuses on the elimination of serious corruption in international business transactions, concentrating on transactions that are partly financed from public funds. In the short-term, TI is reaching agreements with a small number of governments in the South and the East to assist them in evolving national strategies to curb corruption in international transactions. TI is bringing its Standards of Conduct to the attention of the parties engaged in international business; it encourages these parties to voice support for the concepts underpinning these Standards and to make constructive contributions to encourage more partners to take similar actions. Studies and research in the field; provision of specialist advice to governments and other interested parties. TI maintains 2 electronic services accessible to all via Internet: TI-Forum: a public forum dedicated to the discussion of corruption and the role TI is to play; TI-Press: a read-only service providing TI press releases, bulletins and other related papers and publications.
When the NASA organization was preparing its moon programme, it set up complex tiers of 3 man review boards to ensure complete accountability and to forestall the corruption that was seen as an inevitable hazard for such a multi-billion dollar undertaking.