New partnership to support anti-corruption compliance certification through Collective Action in Thailand

The Basel Institute on Governance and the Thai Institute of Directors (IOD), in conjunction with the Thai Private Sector Collective Action Against Corruption (Thai CAC), have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly support the promotion of anti-corruption compliance.

The agreement covers the launch of a pilot project that aims to encourage the local certification of anti-corruption compliance programmes in SMEs, while alleviating the due diligence burden on multi-national companies.

Vacancy: Compliance Expert (50-80%) for anti-corruption compliance and Collective Action projects

We are seeking an experienced anti-corruption compliance professional to support our fast-growing portfolio of anti-corruption compliance and Collective Action projects.

The role will involve ensuring the delivery of mentoring and online training programmes on anti-corruption compliance and Collective Action topics, as well as contributing to the fulfilment of corporate governance and compliance mandates.

Collective Action against Corruption Indonesia (CAC)

The Indonesian Collective Action against Corruption (CAC) platform enables Indonesia’s private sector to collectively create, adopt, and spread effective anti-corruption and compliance policies by taking the initiative to curb corruption and promote a clean business ecosystem.

The CAC aims to: 

Last updated: 10.06.2021

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UNGASS 2021 Political Declaration

Monica Guy

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This is the draft Political Declaration of the 2021 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly Against Corruption, titled Our common commitment to effectively addressing challenges and implementing measures to prevent and combat corruption and strengthen international cooperation.

Of note is item 13 under Preventive measures, which endorses Collective Action with the public and private sectors in the fight against corruption:

Fight Against Facilitation Payments Initiative (FAFPI)

The Fight Against Facilitation Payments Initiative (FAFPI) is a Collective Action initiative uniting companies and organisations in the fight against demands for facilitation payments.

The initiative was started in 2018 in collaboration with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Confederation of Danish Industry, companies and NGOs.

Last updated: 08.06.2021

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Quick Guide 21: Strategic anti-corruption guidelines for development agencies

Monica Guy

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In their efforts to promote sustainable development around the world, development agencies and their country offices face a variety of corruption risks. 

Why is it important for development agencies to understand and take a strategic approach to addressing corruption issues? What is the role of strategic guidelines in doing this, and how are they best developed and implemented?

Quick guide to strategic anti-corruption guidelines for development agencies

During SDC Governance Week, a cross-agency learning event for staff and partners of the Governance network of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Basel Institute’s Public Governance team will speak about its support to the agency’s development of new strategic anti-corruption guidelines. The process of updating the guidelines aims to reflect evolving risks, emerging understandings of corruption and fresh evidence about effective approaches to anti-corruption interventions.

Anti-corruption Collective Action works: Swiss Ambassador's opening remarks at UNGASS 2021 side event

H.E. Ambassador Stefan Estermann, Head of the Prosperity and Sustainability Division, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, made the following opening remarks at our joint virtual side event on Collective Action at the 2021 Special Session of the General Assembly against Corruption (UNGASS) on 2 June. View the full recording of the side event.

Ladies and gentlemen,

30 June virtual event: Illicit enrichment laws – an underused tool to target corruption and recover stolen assets?

An increasing number of countries are introducing mechanisms to target people who enjoy an amount of wealth that can't be explained by their lawful income.

These mechanisms - known as illicit enrichment laws or unexplained wealth laws - allow investigators and prosecutors to recover assets that have clearly not come from lawful sources without having to prove the specific criminal action that gave rise to these proceeds. As such, they are particularly useful to target corruption offences, where it is often difficult to point to an obvious victim or to a specific criminal act.