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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 you have details of an initiative which is not listed below, please send details to GIACC

ACET – Global Anti-Corruption Education & Training Project

The Global ACET Project is an anti-corruption training programme “Ethicana” developed for the construction and engineering industry by ASCE, WFEO, FIDIC, WEF PACI, API, UPADI, World Bank, IADB, TI and others.  It focuses on the importance of individual integrity among all the participants in the performance of construction and engineering projects.  The materials 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 committed to the highest level of ethics and conduct and compliance with the law.

(CoST) Infrastructure Transparency Initiative 

The prime objective of CoST is to increase transparency in infrastructure projects so as to enhance accountability and achieve better value for money in public sector construction.  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 global representative body for national associations of consulting engineers, and represents over one million engineering professionals and 40,000 firms in more than 100 countries worldwide.  FIDIC co-operates with other organisations internationally with a view to eliminating corruption, and has published “Guidelines for Integrity Management System in the Consulting Industry”.

Transparency International

Transparency International is the world’s largest non-governmental anti-corruption organisation, with chapters in over 100 countries.   It publishes the “Business Principles for Countering Bribery” and the annual “Corruption Perceptions Index”. 

UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact seeks to promote responsible corporate citizenship, which is reflected in 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.  Over 9,500 companies from over 160 countries 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.

WIN – Water Integrity Network

The Water Integrity Network (WIN) aims to fight corruption in water worldwide in order to reduce poverty.  WIN is a 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. 

WEF PACI – World Economic Forum – Partnering against Corruption Initiative

WEF-PACI is an initiative under which over 90 companies 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 100 countries, and represents some 30 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 10th April 2020

Page first published on 1st May 2008

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