GIACC Activities

GIACC has since 2008 played a leading role internationally in raising awareness of corruption and promoting the implementation of effective anti-corruption actions by governments and organisations.

The following summarises some of the significant anti-corruption activities undertaken by GIACC-International.

GIACC Resource Centre

GIACC in May 2008 published the GIACC Resource Centre (see menu on the left) which provides on-line information, advice and tools designed to help organisations and individuals in the public and private sector understand, prevent and deal with corruption.  The Resource Centre is periodically expanded and updated. 

These resources are provided free of charge by GIACC, as it is believed that the best chance of reducing corruption is if all governments, project owners, funders, and organisations and individuals working in the sector worldwide move towards common anti-corruption practices.  To do this, they need access to good practice resources regardless of their ability to pay.

ISO 37001 international anti-bribery standard

GIACC played a leading role in the development and publication of the anti-bribery standards BS 10500 and ISO 37001, and continues actively to promote the use of, and certification to, ISO 37001.  

Neill Stansbury of GIACC was the Chairman of the BSI Working Group which wrote BS 10500, and Chairman of the 59 member country ISO Project Committee which wrote ISO 37001.

Commonwealth Anti-Corruption Benchmarks

The Commonwealth Anti-Corruption Benchmarks were published in April 2021.  They were published by the Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with GIACC and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).  

They were developed and written in consultation with representatives of the African Union, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and Commonwealth law ministries, anti-corruption agencies, and partner organisations.  

Catherine Stansbury of GIACC was the principal author of the Benchmarks.

Project Anti-Corruption System (PACS)

GIACC has developed the Project Anti-Corruption System (PACS), which is a management system designed to assist in the prevention and detection of corruption on infrastructure projects.  

It comprises 15 auditable PACS Standards which impact on all project phases, on all project participants, and throughout the project contractual structure. 

University Anti-Corruption Course

GIACC has developed a University Anti-Corruption Course, “Preventing Corruption on Infrastructure Projects”, which is distributed free of charge to universities. 

This course is intended to form part of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or professional qualification for students who are studying subjects relevant to the infrastructure sector (e.g. engineering, architecture, project management, procurement, quantity surveying).

Anti-corruption training for professionals

GIACC has published a free online anti-corruption training course Avoiding Corruption which help professionals in the infrastructure sector understand corruption and how to prevent it.

GIACC has developed and provides anti-corruption training workshops for the personnel of governments, law enforcement bodies, public sector and private sector organisations, and professional institutions.

GIACC has provided training workshops in over 40 countries to participants in the infrastructure sector.  These participants included government officials, prosecutors, investigators, architects, engineers, lawyers, accountants, procurement managers, project managers and quantity surveyors. 

Raising awareness of corruption, and promoting implementation of anti-corruption measures

GIACC-International, and GIACC national Affiliates, Alliances and Council Members:

  • raise public awareness of the damage and risks of corruption;
  • encourage organisations in the public and private sectors to implement effective anti-corruption measures;
  • support national and international public sector bodies develop good practice.

Updated on 15th May 2024