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The Internet offers an enormous amount of resources related to corruption.

Below you find a sample of links we have have found interesting and useful.






United Nations Convention against Corruption

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


Utstein Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (U4)

The U4 website hosts  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. It also 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 NGOs.


Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)
Established in 2003, HAP International is the humanitarian sector's first international self-regulatory body. Members of HAP are committed to meeting the highest standards of accountability and quality management


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.


GSDrc (Governance and Social Development Resource Centre

Useful short descriptions of the content of a number of important websites on anti-corruption.


Listen First

'Listen First - Practical ways of improving accountability for NGOs' offers tools and approaches for NGOs to make themselves more accountable for the people they serve.


Government Accountability Project

The Government Accountability Project’s mission is to promote corporate and government accountability by protecting whistleblowers, advancing occupational free speech, and empowering citizen activists.


Global Integrity

Global Integrity is an independent, non-profit organisation 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.


Danida, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

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


Dan Church Aid (Folkekirkens Nødhjælp)

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


MS Action Aid Denmark

The Danish NGO works with a focused programme approach using a variety of means in regards of fighting corruption. Take a look at their 'Antri-corruption code of conduct' here.




Manuals and Guidelines:


Transparency International (2000, but some of the chapters are updated): The Source Book.


Transparency International (2008), the handbook is divided into sections, making its 180 plus pages manageable: Preventing Corruption in Humanitarian Operations


Transparency International & GIACC (2008): Anti-Corruption Training Manual. The manual 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.


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


UNDP & Global Integrity (2008). This guide has considerations on how to construct indicators and the methodological problems in measuring corruption: A User’s Guide to Measuring Corruption


The Central and Eastern European Working Group on Nonprofit Governance: Handbook

This handbook has practical and informative sections on how to build sound organsational structures and thereby achieving good governance.


Overseas Development Institute

(November 2006): Background Note 

This paper has a good section on various types of corruption.
























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