Realizing the unacceptable levels that corruption has reached in Lebanon, and the necessity to act against it, a group of individuals joined forces to found the Lebanese Transparency Association (LTA), in May 1999. LTA pursues its working aims of raising public awareness in varied ways on the basis of the principles of integrity and transparency. LTA aims at:
curbing corruption in its various forms in different sectors of society and state
seeking to promote the principles of transparency and accountability
establishing the rule of law, and strengthening the respect of basic rights as declared in international charters and the Lebanese Constitution
LTA has a growing number of resources on the issues of corruption in Lebanon and the MENA region, good governance, corporate governance and related issues. The website provides information on LTA and projects in Lebanon, as well as background information on the issue of corruption and on the global anti-corruption movement and how to join it. Also available on the website is an online database for publications produced by the association.