Additional Publications

The following section contains downloadable publications by various organisations and corporations. Please see our Global Organisations section for an overview of some of them. Not all publications contain international overviews, but nearly all are industry specific.

Anti-Corruption as Strategic CSR – A Call to Action for Corporations
(Source: FSG, Merck Foundation, Ethics Resource Center)

The paper gives guidance on how to embrace anti-corruption as a strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR). It appeals to the private sector to move their anti-corruption activities beyond compliance and risk-management, towards proactively solving social problems critical to the business. It focuses particularly on the developing world and contains a critical assessment of corporate anti-corruption efforts so far. It offers many examples of corporate efforts to combat corruption and gives recommendations on the way forward. 

Global Corruption Report 2009 - Corruption and the Private Sector
(Source: Transparency International)

This document contains specific country reports that are a key value-add for parties interested in studying and fighting corruption.  It also reviews the scale and challenge of private sector corruption and examines the different types of business corruption, e.g. inside a company, with regard to the value chain, to market competition, etc. It looks at strengthening corporate integrity in weak governance zones, including foreign direct investment, global supply chains, transfer pricing and global tax management.

Transparency in Reporting on Anti-Corruption - A Report on Corporate Practices
(Source: Transparency International)

Public reporting is an essential link in the accountability chain and of particular importance when it comes to combating corruption. The document assesses the extent to which close to 500 leading  listed companies have reported the strategies and systems they have in place for combating bribery and corruption. Results are based on the analysis of publicly available documentation. Company performance has been aggregated by country and industry sector to provide an overview of reporting performance. Higher risk sectors are also examined.

Mapping Corruption & Governance Measurement Tools in Sub-Saharan Africa
(Source: Transparency International)

The purpose of the mapping exercise was to identify and characterise local, national and international tools that measure corruption and good governance in sub-Saharan Africa. The mapping covers 42 types of tools in 28 countries. The focus is on quantitative measurements carried out in the last decade, with the majority of the tools developed and implemented since 2004. Tools are listed by type, i.e. opinion surveys, public sector diagnostics, private sector surveys, etc. and by country. Each tool is described in terms of its type, what population it covers, who commissioned it, who is funding it, the methodology employed, its purpose and impact. Another key aspect is the extent to which the pro-poor and gender dimensions are addressed by each tool.

2008 Report on Revenue Transparency of Oil and Gas Companies
(Source: Transparency International)

In this report, Transparency International (TI) evaluates 42 leading oil and gas companies on their current policies, management systems and performance in areas relevant to revenue transparency in their upstream operations. Revenue transparency in this report includes three areas of corporate action where disclosure can contribute to improved accountability in the management of extractive revenues, i.e. payments to host governments, operations and corporate anti-corruption programmes. The companies are evaluated in a total of 21 countries where they operate.

An African initiative to Combat Corruption
(Source: Business Action Against Corruption)

This brief publication describes how and where BAAC works in Africa and also points out how the initiative was developed and the progress to date. The BAAC initiative is well established in Africa and collaborates with governments and intergovernmental institutions on the highest level. The experience of BAAC can be used within existing corporate efforts, or as a starting point for collective corporate action in African countries.

A Users’ Guide to Measuring Corruption
(Source: UNDP & Global Integrity)

The objective of this publication is to capacitate national actors to measure and monitor the quality of governance. It is targeted at national stakeholders, donors and international role players involved in corruption measurement and anti-corruption programming. It explains the strengths and limitations of different measurement approaches, and provides practical guidance on how to use the indicators and data generated by corruption measurement tools to identify entry points for anti-corruption programming.

Clean Business Is Good Business - The Business Case against Corruption

This brief publication is a joint effort between the International Chamber of Commerce, Transparency International, the United Nations Global Compact and the World Economic Forum's Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI). It summarises why companies should become engaged in fighting corruption and what in a nutshell they can do.  

Changing perspectives: Donor-Private Sector partnerships
(Source: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre)

While the private sector is commonly perceived to be a source of corruption, it is also a victim – with considerable interest in contributing to solutions. The U4 Brief indicates how donors can help by engaging private sector representative organisations in discussions, develop local capacity to instigate and run anti-corruption programs, and support financial media in fulfilling a watchdog role that goes beyond simply reporting on corrupt individuals.