Procurement is one of the areas most vulnerable to corruption in the Czech and Slovak Republics. The main root causes for intransparent procurement are weak laws and lack of oversight. The project’s objectives are to prepare a set of law amendments based on economic research and legal analyses of current weaknesses of the legal system. Furthermore, the project will aim at identifying potential loopholes, and analyse current practices of state oversight over procurement.

The 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games provided an opportunity to set an example in the fight against corruption and to ensure that resources invested in infrastructure are spent in a transparent and efficient way.

The project’s specific objectives were to raise the:

  • level of transparency in public procurement and expenditure;
  • integrity level of public-private sector relations and agreements;
  • level of social control over public budget and expenditure.

The main activities are:

The Coalition for Transparent Business is an open association of companies working to promote ethical values, transparency in public procurement and overall cultivation of the business environment in the Czech Republic. The Coalition Assembly is the highest body within the organisation structure, consisting of the CEOs of Coalition members.

This initiative began in 1996 through the Bavarian construction industry association, during a period when the German construction industry faced a series of corruption scandals. The initial goals centred on promoting integrity in the construction sector. It also provided for a method whereby companies pre-screened before participating in procurement procedures.

By 2007 the initiative spread beyond Bavaria and became a nationwide project in Germany. The goals of this initiative are:

Etik ve İtibar Derneği (TEİD) is a cross-sectoral Collective Action initiative that seeks to develop and encourage adherence to universally recognised business ethics principles, and to disseminate them within the Turkish business environment.

Membership in the initiative is achieved by becoming a corporate member of TEİD. This way, the association holds the members accountable to the principles to which they have committed. The ethics board of TEİD serves as the oversight committee.

This initiative provides principles and guidelines to its members to help in the prevention of corruption in day-to-day business. The goal of this initiative is to develop common industry standards to be applied across Europe in the aerospace and defence industry. These Common Industry Standards are a set of business ethics requirements that assist European companies in implementing integrity programs. Highlights:

This initiative aimed to develop anti-corruption policies and procedures for companies, with special emphasis on SMEs. It also focused on identifying corruption and enhancing transparency and integrity in business to government (B2G) transactions, mainly in government procurement.

The approach taken by this initiative was to combine the actions SMEs should do to tackle corruption in their operations with the reasons why they should put their energies behind a commitment to fight corruption. This was addressed in two work streams:

This initiative, launched by the Russian business community, seeks to prevent and combat corruption by stating the corporate consensus against it, and setting forth measures to address corruption within and between companies, as well as between companies and government. The provisions of the charter apply to both the relations inside the business community and those between the business community and public authorities.

This initiative was created by the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) and brings together business, government and not-for-profit organizations to improve public procurement processes. The goals of this initiative are: 

  • clarify tender procedures, making them more transparent;
  • build the confidence of the business community that tenders are being conducted in a fair and even-handed way;
  • develop anti-corruption mechanisms in public procurement.