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Find out about different Collective Action tools and approaches to address corruption and raise standards of governance in a sector, country or region.

High Level Reporting Mechanism

A channel to raise and quickly resolve alerts about suspected bribery or unfair business practices in public tenders

Integrity Pacts

A flexible tool to raise transparency and fairness in public procurement and reduce corruption risks


An innovative approach to due diligence through Collective Action, bringing multinational companies and local suppliers together

Human rights

Connecting anti-corruption compliance programmes with efforts to address business human rights

B20 & anti-corruption

B20-G20 dialogues on integrity and anti-corruption over the years, and how to enhance their effectiveness

Initiatives database

Helping companies, anti-corruption practitioners and researchers find information on anti-corruption Collective Action initiatives around the world.


Research, evidence and analysis of Collective Action tools and approaches by the Basel Institute and others.

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Mentoring Programme

Hands-on support for organisations working with the private sector on corruption issues


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News & Blog

Latest events and announcements by the Basel Institute’s Collective Action team and partners.

What do businesses in Bulgaria say about safeguarding procurement from corruption?

12.06.2024 | Collective Action, HLRM, Private Sector

Public procurement is a notorious risk area for corruption and other unfair business practices all over the world – including in Bulgaria, where diverse stakeholders are now coming together to find a practical solution to corruption risks in public tenders that works for all parties.

One solution they are discussing is a High-Level Reporting Mechanism. In essence, this is a channel to raise and quickly resolve alerts about suspected bribery or unfai

Collective Action Awards: vote now!

27.05.2024 | Collective Action, Private Sector

Public voting has opened for this year’s prestigious Collective Action Awards.

Launched in 2022, the Collective Action Awards celebrate inspiring and outstanding multi-stakeholder initiatives to raise standards of business integrity in a particular context. Two award categories are available: “Outstanding Achievement” and “Inspirational Newcomer”.

Following the public vote, this year's awards will be presented at the [5th International Colle

Paris, Vilnius, Basel: Business integrity goes on tour

13.05.2024 | Collective Action, Private Sector

Paris is known as the city of love. But once a year, during the OECD Global Anti-Corruption Forum (GACIF), it also becomes the beating heart of integrity – at least for the anti-corruption community.

Under the theme “Designing our future with integrity”, this year’s Forum brought together anti-corruption experts from business, government and civil society from around the world to explore trends in the fight for integrity and against corruption.

Amid the

Sticks and carrots: New UN Resolution calls on governments to provide incentives for companies to implement anti-corruption measures

06.03.2024 | Collective Action, Private Sector

Business integrity was among the priority topics at the 10th session of the Conference of the States Parties (CoSP) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in December 2023. For the first time ever, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) together with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) hosted a Private Sector Forum in the margins of CoSP10.

Serving as a partner of the Forum, the Basel Institute welcomes the UN’s efforts to bring businesses to the table on

Anti-Corruption Collective Action Awards: nominations open

16.02.2024 | Collective Action

Nominations are now open for the International Collective Action Awards 2024.

Launched in 2022, the prestigious Collective Action Awards celebrate inspiring and outstanding multi-stakeholder initiatives to raise standards of business integrity in a particular context. Two award categories are available:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Collective Action 2024: Organisations and initiatives that have made significant contributions towards fairer

FCPA Blog: Strong leadership breathes new life into B20 Integrity & Compliance Task Force

29.01.2024 | Collective Action

This blog was originally published on the FCPA Blog, which was discontinued in February 2024.

2023 was a mixed bag for the business integrity community. On the one hand, the B20 – the voice of business of the G20 forum of major economies – had no Integrity & Compliance Task Force under the Indian Presidency. That was a major missed opportunity for all of us who care about raising standards of business integrity around the world.

The B20 Integrity & Compliance [Task Force](https://collective-

Helpdesk Knowledge Hub

The Collective Action team at the Basel Institute on Governance provides a free advice service for anti-corruption practitioners and other professionals or government officials.

What are the best funding models for a Collective Action initiative?

Many Collective Action initiatives are kick-started by donor funding, but this is not a viable option for the long term. A combination of options will give you the most resilience, and may include some donor funding, membership fees or “pay as you go” models, and fees for extra services. If trust is present, and the Collective Action has clear deliverables that the stakeholders consider relevant and attainable, finding a sustainable funding model is something you can work on together with those

How do you measure the impact of a Collective Action initiative?

Measuring and reporting the impact of your work is crucial to demonstrating its value and keeping stakeholders engaged and on track. Beyond the basic stages of developing a monitoring and evaluation plan, a few points are relevant. First, transparency is crucial, to build trust and manage the expectations of both the donor and the engaged stakeholders. Second, it’s important to collect stories and testimonials that illustrate your impact, not only statistics. Third, a Collective Action approach

Corruption in public procurement – how can Collective Action help?

Engaging all stakeholders in ensuring the integrity of public procurement processes increases their chances of success. Integrity Pacts and the High Level Reporting Mechanism are forms of Collective Action that bring governments, businesses and civil society together to improve public procurement. The first step is to map out the problems and the relevant stakeholders to engage.

Can you share examples of teaching materials that cover the role of the private sector to address corruption and also more innovative approaches such as Collective Action?

Education and capacity-building are key components in the fight against corruption. Tailoring support and being responsive to the needs of different audiences is crucial in developing effective training materials on anti-corruption.

Building capacity and raising awareness about Collective Action and the role of the private sector in the fight against corruption allows for a better and common understanding of how the public and private sector and civil society can better work together to uphold

What is the business case for anti-corruption Collective Action?

Businesses face increasing pressure, from regulators, investors and civil society to conduct business responsibly. Top level company commitment to engaging in Collective Action demonstrates to law enforcement and regulatory authorities a company’s serious commitment to improving not only their internal anti-corruption programs but also making a difference in the wider business environment.

What are the benefits for Small and Medium-sized companies to engage in Collective Action?

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) make up the vast majority of businesses in any given economy, in the European Union for example, SMEs represent 99% of all businesses . SMEs are pivotal for economic growth and development. However, they are also more prone to corruption risks given their size and resource limitations to implement integrity and compliance programmes. On the flip side, the lack of implemented standards can hamper their capacity to access funding and participate in interna