Anti-Corruption and Integrity Resources

The following is a list of websites that provide useful anti-corruption, integrity and ethics related resources:

Corruption Prevention Network:  The Corruption Prevention Network (CPN) was formed in the early 1990’s by officers from the NSW ICAC and Audit Office to consider how best to address issues which were repeatedly surfacing from internal and external investigations.  It welcomes the participation of anybody in Australia and internationally, from both the private and public sector, who is interested in preventing fraud and corruption.

Ethics Resource Centre:  The Ethics Resource Centre (ERC) is a US based non-profit, nonpartisan research organisation, dedicated to independent research that advances high ethical standards and practices in public and private institutions.

Global Integrity:  Global Integrity (GI) is an independent US-based non-profit organisation that champions’ transparency and accountable government around the world by producing innovative research and technologies that inform, connect, and empower civic, private, and public reformers seeking more open societies.

Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC):  Founded in 2002, GOPAC is an international network of parliamentarians dedicated to good governance and combating corruption throughout the world. With member drawn from over 50 countries worldwide, GOPAC provides information and analysis, established international benchmarks, and improved public awareness through a combination of global pressure and national action.

Independent Commission Against Corruption (NSW):  The NSW 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. Their website contains extensive anti-corruption resources.

Independent Commission Against Corruption (Hong Kong):  Since its inception in 1974, the Independent Commission Against Corruption has embraced a three-pronged approach of law enforcement, prevention and community education to fight corruption. Hong Kong has now become one of the cleanest places in the world. Their website contains extensive anti-corruption resources.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC):  The ICC provides a forum for businesses and other organisations to examine and better comprehend the nature and significance of the major shifts taking place in the world economy.  Their website contains a number of resources around anti-corruption, bribery, and whistleblowing.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD):  The mission of the OECD is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.  Their website includes extensive bribery and anti-corruption resources.

The Ethics Centre:  Established in 1989, the Ethics Centre (previously the St James Ethics Centre) is an Australian based independent not-for-profit organisation that provides an open forum for the promotion and exploration of ethical questions.  Its main focus is the area of applied ethics.

The Utstein (U4) Anti-Corruption Resource Centre:  Based in Norway, the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre assists donor practitioners in more effectively addressing corruption challenges through their development support.

Transparency International:  Originally founded in Germany in 1993, TI is an NGO that monitors and publicises corporate and political corruption in international development. It is best known for its annual Corruption Perception Index.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):  The UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. One of their focus areas is anti-corruption.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC):  Established in 1997, UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. It is also the body responsible for the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), with their website including an online resource centre aimed at fighting corruption.

World Bank Group:  The World Bank Group gives advice and finance to member countries for economic development and reducing poverty. Founded in 1945, It is a non-profit-making international organization owned by member governments. The Group’s headquarters is in Washington D.C.. Their website includes extensive anti-corruption resources.