Anti-Corruption Initiatives


Many organisations are collaborating internationally with other organisations with a view to preventing corruption. The following are some of those initiatives which both:

  • impact on the infrastructure sector; and
  • have an international impact.

These initiatives are listed in alphabetical order by the name of the initiative, or by the name of the organisation leading the initiative. Click on the title to go to the relevant web-site.

If the following details are inaccurate or incomplete, or your wish details of an initiative which is not listed below to be listed, please send details to GIACC.

ACET - Global Anti-Corruption Education & Training Project
The Global ACET Project is a collaborative effort by organisations from around the world to provide an anti-corruption training programme for the construction and engineering industry. The organisations involved include ASCE, WFEO, FIDIC, WEF PACI, API, UPADI, World Bank, IADB, TI and others. The ACET Project has developed and distributed a comprehensive education and training programme "Ethicana" which is devoted to the importance of individual integrity among all the participants in the performance of construction and engineering projects. The materials created for the programme include a DVD, PowerPoint presentation, teaching guide and train-the-trainer materials.

Construction Industry Ethics & Compliance Initiative

The CIECI brings together, in a non-profit, private association, companies within the U.S. construction industry that are committeed to the highest level of ethics and conduct and compliance with the law.

Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST)

The Department for International Development of the UK Government is working with a range of stakeholders to promote CoST internationally. Its prime objective is to increase transparency in construction projects so as to enhance accountability and achieve better value for money in public sector construction. It seeks to be complementary to and supportive of existing initiatives with similar objectives. The CoST process provides for regular disclosure to the public of material project information, independent analysis of that information by a multi-stakeholder group, and reporting of the results of such analysis to the public.

FIDIC - International Federation of Consulting Engineers
FIDIC is the international umbrella association representing the national associations of consulting engineering firms in 97 countries, which in turn represent over 35,000 consulting engineering firms. FIDIC co-operates with other organisations internationally with a view to eliminating corruption.

Transparency International
Transparency International is the world’s largest non-governmental anti-corruption organisation, with chapters in over 100 countries.

UK Anti-Corruption Forum
The UK Anti-Corruption Forum is an alliance of UK business associations, professional institutions, civil society organisations and companies with interests in the domestic and international infrastructure, construction and engineering sectors. The purpose of the Forum is to promote industry-led actions which can help to eliminate corruption both domestically and internationally. The members of the Forum believe that corruption can only be eliminated if governments, banks, business and professional associations, and companies working in these sectors co-operate in the development and implementation of effective anti-corruption actions.

UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact seeks to promote responsible corporate citizenship. It is promoting 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. Over 2,000 companies have signed up to these principles. The 10th Principle states that "Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery."

U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre

U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre’s mission is to make development aid more efficient by promoting an informed approach to anti-corruption. Funded by bilateral development agencies, U4 provides resources, helpdesk and training for donors who address corruption challenges through development support. U4 is operated by the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Bergen, Norway – a private social science research foundation working on issues of development and human rights.

WIN - Water Integrity Network
The Water Integrity Network (WIN) aims to fight corruption in water worldwide in order to reduce poverty. WIN is an open and inclusive global network that promotes anti-corruption activities and coalition-building at the local, regional and global levels, and between actors from civil society, private and public sectors, media and governments. The WIN is committed to accountability, transparency, integrity, honesty and mutual support and knowledge exchange among its members. These characteristics, to which any member should adhere, unite the network.

WEF PACI - World Economic Forum – Partnering against Corruption Initiative
WEF-PACI is an initiative under which over 100 companies in the construction and engineering, mining and mineral, and oil and gas sectors, with a combined annual turnover of in excess of US$500 billion, have committed to zero tolerance of corruption by or within their organisations. They have adopted the PACI Principles for Countering Bribery, which are closely modeled on TI’s “Business Principles for Countering Bribery”.

WFEO - World Federation of Engineering Organisations
WFEO is an international non-governmental international organisation based in Paris that brings together national engineering organisations from over 90 nations and represents some 20 million engineers from around the world. It has formed an Anti-Corruption Standing Committee which is tasked with promoting anti-corruption actions internationally.

Most recent update on 26th November 2015

Page first published on 1st May 2008


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