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This gateway guide is designed to point readers to the most useful, credible and up-to-date resources available on the internet in relation to anti-corruption in a development context. It was prepared by Andrew McDevitt in May 2009 and last updated in November 2011. Suggestions are welcome at: email@example.com.
- World Bank Institute (WBI): Governance & Anti-corruption
The WBI's Governance & Anti-corruption Programme provides policy and institutional advice to support countries in improving governance and controlling corruption. The website includes a large selection of research papers on corruption, interactive datasets for use as 'e-learning' tools, news, details of past and upcoming events, and information on capacity building and learning programmes.
- World Bank: Anti-corruption
This sub-section of the World Bank’s Public Sector Governance programme discusses the consequences of corruption for economic and social development. It provides tools and data to help assess the extent, cost, dynamics and perceptions of corruption and to help produce anticorruption strategies for specific country contexts. Internally, the Banks's Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) investigates allegations of fraud and corruption in Bank Group-financed operations or involving Bank Group staff.
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC): Corruption
The UNODC Global Programme against Corruption is designed to help states effectively implement the provisions of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. This section of the website includes a broad selection of publications on corruption, a section on strengthening the integrity of the judiciary, and links to national and international anti-corruption agencies.
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Fighting Corruption
This section of the OECD website hosts a number of anti-corruption programmes, each of which includes publications, statistics and country information on the relevant thematic areas:
- Combating the supply side of bribery
- Preventing bribery through export credits
- Denying tax deductibility of bribes
- Promoting responsible business conduct
- Preventing corruption in the public sector
- Improving governance through development assistance
- U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre
U4 assists donor practitioners in more effectively addressing corruption challenges through their development support. The website includes a range of anti-corruption resources including U4’s own applied research and a searchable database of projects and initiatives. The resource centre also provides a helpdesk service and training on anti-corruption measures and strategies.
- Transparency International
Transparency International is a global network of actors from government, civil society, business and the media which aims to promote transparency in elections, public administration, procurement and business. The website hosts a number of surveys and indices on corruption, a large selection of research papers - including the Global Corruption Report - and toolkits and handbooks on anti-corruption. In addition, TI's GATEway corruption assessment toolbox allows users to compare the strengths and weaknesses of existing approaches to measuring and analysing corruption and to select appropriate tools for their needs. It includes a searchable database of corruption assessment tools and a set of guides on the different approaches.
- The Anti-Corruption Research Network (ACRN)
Facilitated by Transparency International, ACRN is an interactive web platform with information on corruption research from a wide range of sources - academia, think-tanks, civil society and inter-governmental organisations. ACRN also features resources such as research-related jobs, funding opportunities, events and courses.
- Global Integrity
Global Integrity is an independent, non-profit organisation tracking governance and corruption trends around the world. Among the resources available on the website are the Global Integrity Report, the Global Integrity Index, information on sub-national and sector level anti-corruption projects, and in-country stakeholder workshop reports.
Tiri is an independent non-governmental organisation that works with governments, business and civil society to promote integrity. The website includes information and resources on integrity in the following thematic areas: education, elections, work, law, post-war reconstruction and pro-poor governance.
- International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)
IACA is a new joint initiative by UNODC, the Republic of Austria, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna which aims to overcome current shortcomings in knowledge and practice in the field of anti-corruption. To date, IACA has conducted a number of training programmes and seeks to start a degree programme in 2012.
- UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles. Principle 10 of the compact states that: “businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery”. The anti-corruption section of the site includes guidance material, examples of good business practice and information on meetings and events.
- Business Anti-corruption Portal
This portal aims to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in avoiding and fighting corruption and creating a better business environment. The portal provides definitions, interpretations and references to international and national legislation and initiatives, a model code of conduct, due diligence tools, country profiles, access to information networks, and links to relevant documents and websites for further reference.
- International Chamber of Commerce (ICC): Anti-corruption Commission
The ICC’s Anti-corruption Commission aims to encourage self-regulation by business in confronting issues of extortion and bribery, and to provide business input into international initiatives to fight corruption. The website provides news, information on international anti-corruption conventions, and anti-corruption tools.
- Publish What You Pay (PWYP)
PWYP is a global civil society coalition that campaigns for the mandatory disclosure of company payments and government revenues from the oil, gas and mining sector. The PWYP resource centre contains a wide range of information, including press releases, publications, reports, and news stories.
- Global Witness
Global Witness works to expose corruption in natural resource management and international trade systems, and to combat resource-linked conflict and human rights and environmental abuses. The media library includes reports, press releases, briefing documents, videos and audio clips.
- Revenue Watch Institute (RWI)
RWI is a non-profit organisation that promotes the responsible management of oil, gas and mineral resources. The RWI resource centre hosts a collection of research publications, training materials, and official documents from a range of organisations.
- Water Integrity Network (WIN)
WIN is an international network that supports anti-corruption activities in the water sector worldwide. WIN’s online library contains a substantial collection of documents on corruption in the water sector from a wide range of sources.
- Global Infrastructure Anti-corruption Centre (GIACC)
GIACC is an independent not for profit organisation that works to prevent corruption in the infrastructure, construction and engineering sectors. The website contains information on anti-corruption programmes and initiatives, and provides access to anti-corruption tools, conventions, forums, indices and surveys. In addition, the GIACC resource centre contains a detailed guide on the nature and costs of corruption.
- Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC)
GOPAC is an international network of parliamentarians dedicated to good governance and combating corruption throughout the world. The website includes a range of publications including the Parliamentarian’s Handbook on Controlling Corruption. GOPAC also has a number of regional and national chapters, which work to strengthen the capacity of parliamentarians to address corruption at the local level.
- Organization of American States (OAS): Anti-corruption Portal of the Americas
The Anti-Corruption Portal of the Americas provides information on transparency in public administration and anti-corruption cooperation in the region. The website contains a small collection of anti-corruption publications as well as information on the Inter-American Convention against Corruption and legal cooperation tools to support states in implementing the convention.
- Asian Development Bank (ADB): Anti-corruption and Integrity
The ADB’s anti-corruption and integrity programme supports governments' efforts towards effective and transparent systems for public service, anti-bribery and business integrity. Its website includes ADB publications on anti-corruption and information on ADB anti-corruption projects.
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Regional Anti-corruption programmes
The OECD and its project partners have established specialised websites for many of their regional anti-corruption programmes, which provide access to region-specific anti-corruption projects, literature, stakeholders and databases:
- SIGMA - Support for Improvement in Governance and
- ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific
- Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
- Latin America
- Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
- Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) for South Eastern Europe
RAI acts as a regional process through which governments of the region, local and international civil society organisations, bilateral aid agencies, and international organisations combine their efforts to help curb corruption in South Eastern Europe (SEE). The RAI Knowledge base catalogues anti-corruption surveys, reports, handbooks, and anti-corruption best practices and guidelines.
- Information Portal on Corruption in Africa (IPOC)
IPOC is an online resource centre dedicated to combating corruption within Southern Africa. The portal hosts a database of information on corruption including legislation, public reports and research papers.
- Institute of Security Studies (ISS): Organised Crime, Corruption, Money Laundering and Terrorism in Southern and Eastern Africa
ISS runs a research project on Organised Crime, Corruption, Money Laundering and Terrorism in Southern and Eastern Africa which provides access to relevant country legislation and international and regional legal instruments.
- Global Integrity Commons Blog
This blog from Global Integrity discusses issues relating to governance and corruption trends around the world.
- Space for Transparency
This blog from Transparency International hosts discussions with authors from the anti-corruption movement on corruption, governance, transparency, and accountability.
- Accountability 2.0 blog
This blog, originally created in the run up to the 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in 2008, discusses ideas around how social media and information technology can be used to make the fight against corruption more effective and sustainable. The debate continues ahead of the 15th IACC, scheduled for November 2010.
- International Monetary Fund (IMF) PFMA Blog: Anti-corruption
The anti-corruption section of this blog from the IMF includes entries on combating corruption in public financial management.
- CIPE Development Blog: Corruption
The corruption section of this blog from the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) discusses issues relating to private sector participation in corruption.
- Private Sector Development Blog: Corruption
The corruption section of this blog, written by World Bank staff members, discusses corruption in both the public and private sectors.
- People, Spaces, Deliberation (CommGAP): Anti-corruption
This blog explores the interactions among public opinion, governance, and the public sphere and includes numerous entries on anti-corruption in the public sector.
- Democracy Digest: Corruption
This blog from the Transatlantic Democracy Network provides news, analysis and information on democracy promotion and related matters. The Digest includes a section on combating corruption.
- Countries at the Crossroads Governance Blog: Corruption
This blog from Freedom House offers insights into development and governance in emerging and transitional states, including a section on corruption.