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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

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


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Mentoring Programme

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


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

Evolutions in anti-corruption compliance: hope for the future

18.04.2023 | Collective Action, Compliance

Gemma Aiolfi is an international expert in anti-corruption compliance and a driving force behind the development of private sector-led Collective Action. Gemma helped to establish the Basel Institute on Governance in 2003 alongside Professor Mark Pieth. She served as the organisation's Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance and Collective Action from July 2013 until October 2022, when she transitioned to the role of Senior Advisor.

Business integrity programmes: Multilateral Development Banks harmonise their guidance

27.03.2023 | Collective Action, Compliance

Business entities wishing to implement projects funded by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs, also referred to as International Financial Institutions) will be interested to know that six major MDBs have agreed and published new General Principles for Business Integrity Programmes. Such programmes play an important part in the MDBs’ efforts to fight fraud and corruption in the projects they finance or otherwise support. _These General Principles provide non-exhaustive, non-binding guidance

Partnering against money laundering and corruption in South Africa and the subregion

21.03.2023 | Collective Action

What is the role of business in reducing illicit financial flows in the Southern Africa subregion? How is it evolving? What can businesses do to address corruption and money laundering risks in order to boost market growth and development and to strengthen governance systems? To explore these questions, the Basel Institute on Governance together with the National Business Initiative (NBI), the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and Covington organised a multi-stakeholder Thought

A data-driven strategy for anti-corruption Collective Action: Lessons from Nigeria

15.03.2023 | Collective Action

In last week’s interview on how Collective Action has cut corruption in Nigerian ports, Cecilia Müller Torbrand of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network and Soji Apampa of the Convention on Business Integrity explained their data-driven approach and the measurable impact it has had. In the second part of the interview, Cecilia and Soji _offer lessons for anti-corruption practitioners

Collective Action Award for Southern Africa – nominations now open

07.03.2023 | Collective Action

Nominations are now open for the Anti-Corruption Collective Action Award 2023, which this year focuses on Southern Africa. Launched last year, the Collective Action Awards celebrate inspiring and outstanding Collective Action initiatives to tackle corruption and raise standards of business integrity. Last year's winners were the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network and UN Glob

Cutting corruption in Nigerian ports: data, impact and Collective Action

07.03.2023 | Collective Action

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) delivers leading examples of Collective Action against corruption around the world and Nigeria is one of its flagship success stories. In _collaboration with the Convention on Business Integrity (CBi), the initiative has kept seafarers calling at Nigerian ports safe from corrupt demands since 2019. Their installation of the world’s first real-time incident reporting tool and connected HelpDesk has significantly reduced corrupt demands and earned them

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.

Collective Action in customs - where to start?

Promoting integrity and anti-corruption in customs is crucial to enhancing effective customs administration, improving trade facilitation, and ultimately strengthen economic development. Customs authorities have much to gain by establishing and maintaining a collaborative dialogue with the private sector to identify corruption risks, design and implement effective anti-corruption policies, and modernise and promote the effectiveness of foreign trade.