International Organizations

Anti-Corruption Research Network

The Anti-Corruption Research Network (ACRN) is an online platform and the global meeting point for a research community that spans a wide range of disciplines and institutions. ACRN is a podium to present innovative findings and approaches in corruption / anti-corruption research, a sounding board to bounce off ideas and questions, a marketplace to announce jobs, events, courses and funding. The courses on the website showcase the breadth and diversity of pedagogical approaches to corruption.The periodic spotlight section also looks at specific corruption issues and highlights key research insights and contributions on the selected topic.

OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

The Anti-Bribery Convention of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) establishes legally binding standards to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions and provides for a host of related measures that make this effective. It is the first and only international anti-corruption instrument focused on the ‘supply side’ of the bribery transaction. The 34 OECD member countries and six non-member countries - Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Russia, and South Africa - have adopted this Convention.

 International Anti-Corruption Academy

The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) is an initiative by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Republic of Austria, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and other stakeholders. IACA functions as an independent centre of excellence in the field of anti-corruption education, training, networking and cooperation, as well as academic research. It pursues a holistic approach which is international, inter-disciplinary, inter-sectoral, integrative and sustainable.

Independent Commission Against Corruption

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) was established by the New South Wales (NSW) Government in 1989 in response to growing community concern about the integrity of public administration in NSW, Australia. The ICAC's principal functions are: to investigate and expose corrupt conduct in the NSW public sector; to actively prevent corruption through advice and assistance, and to educate the NSW community and public sector about corruption and its effects.

Transparency International

In 1993, a few individuals decided to take a stance against corruption and created Transparency International. Now present in more than 100 countries, the movement works relentlessly to stir the world’s collective conscience and bring about change. Much remains to be done to stop corruption, but much has also been achieved, including: the creation of international anti-corruption conventions, the prosecution of corrupt leaders and seizures of their illicitly gained riches, national elections won and lost on tackling corruption companies held accountable for their behaviour both at home and abroad.

U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center

U4 is a web-based resource centre for development practitioners who wish to effectively address corruption challenges in their work. It aims to provide users with relevant anti-corruption resources, publications, and online training.


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