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Literature and web-sites on corruption: (26.11.2010)

United Nations Convention against Corruption:



The most important international convention adopted against corruption dating from 2003. The website has abundant information and resources for measuring compliance with the convention.


Utstein Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (U4):


The U4 website is host to the anti-corruption work done by a series of bilateral donors, and is especially useful for those interested in corruption at sector level, i.e. Education, and it has a section on “Practitioners Queries”, where experts have given answers to a whole series of questions from users. Maybe the question you have on mind has already been posed and answered?  

Transparency International:

The website is the most complete portal on corruption and contains a whole range of resources, not only the annual reports and the corruption perception index.


The Mango website includes the Mango Guide to Financial Management, which covers a whole range of corruption and financial management related topics. Apart from the financial management section, the section on accountability and the Top Tips are useful for understanding what can be done in terms of prevention of corruption in NGO’s.


DanchurchAid/Folkekirkens Nødhjælp:


DCA has a special annual report on corruption posted on a webpage that also includes DCA Anti-corruption policy. It is one of the most comprehensive among Danish NGO sites on corruption.


GSDrc(Governance and Social Development resource center).


This site has useful short descriptions of the content of a number of important websites on anti-corruption.


Global Advice: The Business Anti-Corruption Portal

The purpose of the Business Anti-Corruption Portal (Portal) is to provide a comprehensive and practical business tool, and to offer targeted support to Small and Medium Enterprises in order to help them avoid and fight corruption, thereby creating a better business environment. Working actively against corruption will furthermore enable companies to adhere to the UN Global Compact Principle 10 on corruption.


Government Accountability Project

Global Integrity

Global Integrity is an independent, non-profit organization tracking governance and corruption trends around the world. Global Integrity works with local teams of researchers and journalists to monitor openness and accountability. Global Integrity generates, synthesizes, and disseminates credible, comprehensive and timely information on governance and corruption trends around the world. Global Integrity covers some 104 countries, and publishes the annual Global Integrity Report.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark.  

Danida has a comprehensive anti-corruption course that can be downloaded for free:


The Ministry has posted a series of links and resources on this webpage;


On this site you will find Danida links to news, and references to both multilateral organisations, regional organisations and NGOs.

Some important Manuals and Guidelines:

1) Transparency International (2000 and some of the chapters are updated): The Source Book



2) Transparency International (2008): Preventing Corruption in Humanitarian Operations.

http://www.transparency.org/news_room/in_focus/2010/hum_handbook The handbook is divided into sections, making its 180 plus pages manageable.


3) Transparency International & GIACC (2008): Anti-Corruption Training Manual


GIACC and Transparency International (UK) have published a free Anti-Corruption Training Manual. It is designed specifically for the infrastructure, construction and engineering sectors. The Manual aims to help users achieve a better understanding of corruption and how to avoid it. It can be used by individuals and by companies as part of their corporate training. There are also other training resources available at the website of GIACC.


4) CIVICUS (2007): “Civil Society Legitimacy and Accountability: Issues and Challenges”




6) UNDP & Global Integrity (2008): A User’s Guide to Measuring Corruption

http://www.undp.org/oslocentre/docs08/users_guide_measuring_corruption.pdf This Guide has considerations on how to construct indicators and the methodological problems in measuring corruption.

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