To understand corruption, one must first understand the language people often use to bury the truth. Transparency International has created an anti-corruption glossary to help citizens learn the lingo often spoken by those hoping to talk over our heads. Covering terms often used in both private and public sectors, the dictionary features 45 words every voter needs to understand.

Transparency International is a new organization working to give a voice to the victims and witnesses of corruption by working with governments, businesses and citizens to stop the abuse of power, bribery and secret deals. The organization is a global movement with one vision: a world free of corruption. It now has chapters in more than 100 countries and an international secretariat based in Berlin.