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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

Certification

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

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

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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

La lucha contra la corrupción en América Latina: ¿Puede la Acción Colectiva ayudar a cerrar las brechas?

18.12.2023 | Collective Action, Private Sector

A medida que ampliamos nuestros esfuerzos para apoyar la Acción Colectiva contra la corrupción en América Latina, Andrea Prieto, especialista en el sector privado, hace un balance de las iniciativas existentes en la región. Ella y representantes de algunas de las iniciativas discutieron el enfoque de Acción Colectiva para combatir la corrupción en Lima, Perú, en la Octava Semana de la Integridad _or

Fighting corruption in Latin America: Can Collective Action help close the gaps?

18.12.2023 | Collective Action, Private Sector

As we expand our efforts to support Collective Action against corruption in Latin America, Private Sector Specialist Andrea Prieto takes stock of existing initiatives in the region. She and representatives from some of the initiatives discussed the Collective Action approach to fighting corruption in Lima, Peru at the Eighth Integrity Week organised by Alliance for Integrity.

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Rabat Declaration highlights private-sector engagement in preventing corruption

21.11.2023 | Collective Action

We are pleased to see States embracing the business community in corruption prevention activities in Africa. At a recent anti-corruption conference in Rabat, a new declaration emphasised the importance of the "involvement of all stakeholders, with a shared vision and an action based on collective mobilisation…”. This language underlies the Collective Action approach that we at the Basel Institute have long promoted to increase standards of integrity and fair bus

Southern Africa’s fight against corruption needs Collective Action

12.11.2023 | Collective Action, Private Sector

A high-level meeting of heads of anti-corruption agencies in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) last month was a chance to take stock of member countries’ efforts to tackle corruption.

The meeting allowed for a reflection on many ongoing activities and discussions around Collective Action in the region this year. It was the perfect opportunity to reflect on how to galvanise joint efforts aga

360-degree support for Collective Action against corruption in Bulgaria – what’s next?

13.10.2023 | Collective Action

“Fighting corruption has to be a collective effort. No single stakeholder can do it alone. Government cannot do it alone, or the public administration. If only citizens are left to fight corruption, they will struggle. And the private sector likewise.” – Gretta Fenner, Managing Director, Basel Institute on Governance

Effectively combating pervasive corruption in Bulgaria requires sustained, collective efforts by the government, the business sector, civil society and individual citizens. And t

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