A range of anti-corruption resources are available from the internet. A selection of these resources with links has been included below for the use of researchers and practitioners. Information about the organisations is sourced directly from their websites.
- International Organisations
- Regional Organisations
- National Organisations
Transparency International, the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption, brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world. TI’s mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption. TI provides a range of publications, including the Global Corruption Report and Global Corruption Barometer.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. An ad-hoc committee established in 2000 at the UNODC headquarters negotiated the text of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), which is the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument. The UNODC also produces a range of anti-corruption publications.
The mission of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. The OECD has identified corruption and bribery as common problems for the world.
INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 188 member countries. Created in 1923, it facilitates cross-border police co-operation, and supports and assists all organizations, authorities and services whose mission is to prevent or combat international crime. Corruption is one of Interpol’s six priority crime areas. INTERPOL’s corruption webpage provides information on Interpol’s activities, the Interpol Group of Experts on Corruption (IGEC), partnerships and events.
The World Bank has identified corruption as among the greatest obstacles to economic and social development. It undermines development by distorting the rule of law and weakening the institutional foundation on which economic growth depends. The harmful effects of corruption are especially severe on the poor, who are hardest hit by economic decline, are most reliant on the provision of public services, and are least capable of paying the extra costs associated with bribery, fraud, and the misappropriation of economic privileges. The Bank provides a range of diagnostic tools as well as survey reports and data on corruption.
The Centre for International Private Enterprise strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. CIPE’s key program areas include anti-corruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth. CIPES website provides a range of handbooks, case studies and issue papers relating to anti corruption measures.
The U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre assists donor practitioners in more effectively addressing corruption challenges through their development support. U4 serves eight development agencies: Norad (Norway), DFID (UK), CIDA (Canada), GTZ (Germany), MinBuZa (the Netherlands), Sida (Sweden), BTC (Belgium) and AusAID (Australia) by providing resources and services.
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project is a joint program of the Center for Investigative Reporting in Sarajevo, the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism, the Bulgarian Investigative Journalism Center, the Center for Investigative Reporting in Serbia, the Caucasus Media Investigation Center, Novaya Gazeta, HETQ in Armenia and a network of investigative journalists and media in Montenegro, Albania, Moldova, Ukraine, Macedonia and Georgia.
The Asian Development Bank is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. The ADB requires staff and parties financed by the ADB to adhere to their anticorruption policy and to adhere to the highest financial and ethical standards.
Curbing Corruption is a sector-based initiative led by Mark Pyman and Paul Heywood, aiming to create practical, evidence-based solutions to corruption. A very useful resource for anti-corruption researchers globally.
The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission
The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) was established in 2017 as a permanent independent investigative commission to provide oversight of the NSW Police Force and NSW Crime Commission. The LECC provides the NSW public with a simplified, strong, fair and impartial system of law enforcement oversight in NSW. The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission replaces the Police Integrity Commission (PIC) and the Police Compliance Branch of the NSW Ombudsman with a single oversight body with two clearly defined functions: detecting and investigating misconduct and corruption, and overseeing complaints handling. Reports and publications of the LECC are available.
New South Wales ICAC
The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) was established by the NSW Government in 1989 in response to growing community concern about the integrity of public administration in NSW. ICAC’s publications and resources.
The Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) was established by the Queensland in 2002 with the merger of the Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) and the Queensland Crime Commission (QCC). The CJC had been created in response the the Fitzgerald Inquiry (1987-89) into police corruption. In 1997, the crime function of the CJC was taken over by the QCC; which was also tasked with investigating paedophilia. Today the CMC operates on three ‘fronts’ — combating major crime, raising public sector integrity and protecting witnesses. CMC’s publications and resources, their research work.
The Victorian Government established the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) in July 2012. The IBAC role is to prevent public sector corruption and to educate the public sector and community at large about the ill effects of corruption.
UK Home Office
The Home Office Research Development and Statistics (RDS) website provides a range of research and statistics relating to crime, policing, immigration, drugs, and other areas of Home Office responsibility.
USAID’s history goes back to the Marshall Plan reconstruction of Europe after World War Two and the Truman Administration’s Point Four Program. In 1961, the Foreign Assistance Act was signed into law and USAID was created by executive order. Since that time, USAID has been the principal U.S. agency to extend assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms. USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Information about USAID’s anticorruption publications and resources can be found USAID.
Western Australia CCC
The Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) is focused on helping public agencies minimise and manage misconduct. It was established in 2003 following a royal commission into the conduct of the WA Police Service CCC publications and resources are available on Western Australia CCC and resources.