News update: Project Anti-Corruption System (PACS)
GIACC is pleased to announce the publication of the 2nd Edition of the Project Anti-Corruption System (PACS). PACS is a management system designed to assist in the prevention and detection of corruption on infrastructure projects. It comprises 15 PACS Standards which impact on all project phases, on all project participants, and throughout the project contractual structure. These measures are designed to work together so as to result in an integrated, effective and independently verifiable project anti-corruption system.
The Global Infrastructure Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) is an international, independent, not-for-profit organisation whose objective is to promote the implementation of anti-corruption measures as an integral part of government, corporate and project management.
Corruption can only be effectively prevented and dealt with if both public and private sector organisations implement anti-corruption management controls as a necessary and core part of their day-to-day management, on a similar basis to safety, quality and environmental controls.
In order to achieve its objective, GIACC:
GIACC does not investigate or report on allegations of corruption.
GIACC has seven Affiliates. These are located in Colombia, Italy, Germany, South Africa, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Affiliates are part of the international GIACC network, and lead the promotion of GIACC’s objective in the Affiliate’s home country.
GIACC has formed anti-corruption Alliances with two international organisations, three regional organisations, and 18 national organisations in 15 countries. Under these Alliances, GIACC and these organisations agree to work together to promote the implementation of anti-corruption measures.
GIACC has an international Advisory Council which advises on how GIACC can achieve its objective and how the GIACC Resource Centre can be improved.
GIACC has an Affiliate Council which comprises representatives from GIACC and the GIACC Affiliates. Its purpose is to help exchange ideas and co-ordinate activities between the organisations in the GIACC Affiliates network.
Through its network of Affiliates, and its Alliances and Council Members, GIACC is able to achieve international outreach to over 110 countries in promoting good anti-corruption practice, as illustrated in the maps in GIACC’s Organisational Structure.
Since its launch in 2008, the GIACC Resource Centre has been visited on-line by organisations and individuals from 190 countries.
The GIACC Resource Centre (see menu on left for contents) provides, free of charge, on-line information, advice and tools designed to help organisations and individuals in the public and private sector understand, prevent and deal with corruption, including:
The above resources can be accessed both through the above links and through the menu on the left of every web-page. A topic can also be located by using the Search function.
GIACC’s resources are provided primarily for the assistance of all those involved in the infrastructure sector, including governments, project owners, funders, contractors, consulting engineering firms, and suppliers of equipment, materials and services. However, these resources can be adapted and used by public and private sector organisations and individuals in all sectors.
The authors of the GIACC Resource Centre are lawyers with over 35 years experience working in the international infrastructure sector, and over 20 years experience in corruption prevention.
The Resource Centre contents were written on a pro bono, independent and objective basis by its authors. Neither GIACC nor its authors have received any external funding in relation to the creation and publication of the Resource Centre.
GIACC uses the term “corruption” in the Resource Centre in its wider sense, to include bribery, extortion, fraud, cartels, abuse of power, embezzlement, and money laundering (see What is Corruption).
GIACC uses the term “infrastructure” in the Resource Centre to mean the basic systems and services that a country needs to operate effectively, such as buildings, roads, railways, water, and power. The infrastructure sector includes all public and private sector construction, engineering and other organisations and individuals working to build, own, operate, maintain and finance such infrastructure.
For further information, contact GIACC
Updated on 2nd November 2021