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Basel Institute on Governance

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The Basel Institute on Governance is an independent not-for-profit competence centre specialised in corruption prevention and public governance, corporate governance and compliance, anti-money laundering, criminal law enforcement and the recovery of stolen assets.

Based in Switzerland, the Institute's multidisciplinary and international team works around the world with public and private organisations towards its mission of tangibly improving the quality of governance globally, in line with relevant international standards and good practices.

The Institute is composed of four divisions, the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR), the division for Public Governance, the division for Corporate Governance and Compliance, and the International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA).

News

2014
04/23
IGC issues final report

At the end of December 2013, the Independent Governance Committee (IGC) under the leadership of Prof. Mark Pieth formally completed its task of overseeing the FIFA reform process after more than two years of work.

During this time, the IGC, a group consisting of renowned governance experts and...

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2014
04/23
Final Report by the Independent Governance Committee to the Executive Committee of FIFA

FIFA’s challenge is to adapt its governance structure to its economic growth and its political and social significance. While several steps have been taken on an administrational level to upgrade operational structures and processes, FIFA continued to be publicly criticized for its overall lack of...

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2014
04/16
Advanced Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery Training Programme in Indonesia (March 2014)

Experts from the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) conducted a 5-day country specific training programme in respect of advanced financial investigations and asset recovery in Indonesia during the period 17 to 21 March 2014. This training workshop was conducted in collaboration with...

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2014
04/16
Scoping mission to Nepal and Training Workshop (March 2014)

Ms Phyllis Atkinson, Head of Training for the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR), and team member, Mr Federico Paesano, Senior Financial Investigations Specialist, were invited to visit Nepal for the purpose of assisting the Nepalese authorities in enhancing institutional capacity to...

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2014
04/16
Scoping mission to Bhutan (February 2014)

The International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) has been contracted by the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC) in Bhutan to develop and deliver a training programme which targets relevant national stakeholders such as the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Office of the Attorney...

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2014
02/27
Report on Measures to Safeguard the Constitutional Role of the ACC of Bhutan

The Basel Institute has been commissioned by the Bhutanese Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to conduct a study on measures to safeguard the ACC's constitutional role. The purpose of the project was to determine whether the Civil Service Act 2010 and the Bhutan Civil Service Rules 2012 allow the ACC...

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2014
02/25
Using money laundering investigations to combat corruption

Pedro Gomes Pereira, Senior Asset Recovery Specialist, assisted in a 4-month project to identify and discuss inter-institutional co-ordination mechanisms seeking to increase the effectiveness of Timorese law enforcement capabilities in the prevention and investigation of money laundering and...

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2014
02/05
New workshop curriculum on “Quantitative and qualitative research methods on corruption and their application”

The workshop is designed to provide students, working professionals and interested stakeholders with the necessary conceptual and methodological tools to undertake corruption research applicable to a wide variety of topics, contexts and aims.

The first one and a half days of the workshop are...

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2014
01/29
Returning stolen assets more efficiently – international experts meet in Switzerland

At the invitation of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (EDA), some 90 international investigators and prosecutors from 30 countries and specialist organisations (including experts from the International Centre for Asset Recovery, ICAR) met in Lausanne from 26 - 28 January 2014 to...

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