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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:


General resources

  • 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
    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.

Thematic resources

Private sector

  • 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.

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Natural resources

  • 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.

Regional resources