The following section provides a brief overview of some of the major organisations who are role players in the field of anti-corruption. They are listed in alphabetical order. You will find references to the work and publications of these organisations throughout this website.
CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy and a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. CIPE works with business leaders, policymakers and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. The organisation addresses corruption problems created by those who demand bribes in exchange for services and those who supply bribes for preferential treatment.
The ICC is a world business organisation, a representative body that speaks with authority on behalf of enterprises from all sectors in every part of the world. Its Anti-Corruption Commission encourages self-regulation by enterprises in confronting issues of extortion and bribery and provides business input into international initiatives to fight corruption.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is a unique forum where the governments of 30 democracies work together to address the economic, social and environmental challenges of globalisation. The OECD is also at the forefront of efforts to understand and to help governments respond to new developments and concerns, such as corporate governance, the information economy and the challenges of an ageing population.
Transparency International (TI) is a global civil society network, including more than 90 locally established national chapters and chapters-in-formation. These bodies bring together relevant players from government, civil society, business and the media to promote transparency in elections, public administration, procurement and business. The annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is the best known of TI’s tools. It ranks 180 countries.
Launched in July 2000, the UN Global Compact (UNGC) is a both a policy platform and a practical framework for companies that are committed to sustainability and responsible business practices. As a leadership initiative endorsed by chief executives, it seeks to align business operations and strategies everywhere with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
Many activities and publications within this Toolkit refer to the 10th Principle of the UN Global Compact: “Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.”
The principle is related to the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The adoption of it commits UN Global Compact participants to act against bribery, extortion and other forms of corruption, as well as to develop policies and concrete programmes to address corruption. Companies are challenged to join governments, UN agencies and civil society to realise a more transparent global economy.
Many governance and anti-corruption initiatives are taking place throughout the World Bank Group. They focus on internal organisational integrity, minimising corruption on World Bank-funded projects, and assisting countries in improving governance and controlling corruption. Combining participatory action-oriented learning, capacity-building tools, and the power of data, the World Bank Institute (WBI), in collaboration with other units in the World Bank Group, supports countries in improving governance and controlling corruption.
In an effort to combat global corruption, the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) was formally launched by CEOs from the Engineering & Construction, Energy and Metals and Mining industries in January 2004. The PACI is a business driven global initiative with commitment from the top. Its mission is to develop multi-industry principles and practices that will result in a competitive level playing field, based on integrity, fairness and ethical conduct.