The Global Infrastructure Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) is an international, independent, not-for-profit organisation which develops and promotes anti-corruption measures for the infrastructure sector.

GIACC objectives

GIACC believes that corruption can only be prevented and dealt with if both public and private sector organisations implement effective anti-corruption measures as a necessary and core part of their day-to-day corporate, procurement and project management. 

GIACC’s primary objectives are to:

  • raise awareness of corruption
  • develop and publish free resources which assist in understanding, preventing and dealing with corruption
  • promote the implementation of effective anti-corruption measures by governments, and by public and private sector organisations.

GIACC achieves these objectives either itself, or through its growing network of Affiliates and Alliances.

GIACC’s  anti-corruption resources are applicable to all engineering, construction and infrastructure activities worldwide.

GIACC does not investigate or report on allegations of corruption.

GIACC was founded in 2008.  It is located in the UK but operates internationally.  

GIACC Affiliates

GIACC has nine Affiliates.  These are located in Colombia, Italy, Germany, Mongolia, South Africa, Tunisia, Zambia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.  The Affiliates are part of the international GIACC network, and lead the promotion of GIACC’s objectives in the Affiliate’s home country.  

GIACC Alliances

GIACC has formed anti-corruption Alliances with two international organisations, three regional organisations, and 22 national organisations in 16 countries. Under these Alliances, GIACC and these organisations agree to work together to promote the implementation of anti-corruption measures.

GIACC Advisory Council

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 Affiliate Council

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.

GIACC’s international reach 

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 online by over 750,000 users from over 190 countries.

GIACC Resource Centre

Contents of the Resource Centre

The GIACC Resource Centre (see menu on left for contents) provides, free of charge, online 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.

Who can benefit from the GIACC Resource Centre

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.

Free use of the GIACC Resource Centre

The information, advice and tools on the GIACC Resource Centre can be used free of charge in accordance with GIACC’s Terms of Use.  

The authorship and independence of the GIACC Resource Centre

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.

What is meant by “Corruption”

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).

What is meant by “Infrastructure”

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.

Further information

For further information, contact GIACC

Updated on 20th April 2024