Basel Institute on Governance

The Basel Institute on Governance is an independent not-for-profit competence centre working around the world with the public and private sectors to counter corruption and other financial crimes and to improve the quality of governance. The Basel Institute is an Associated Institute of the University of Basel.

Our areas of work

Asset Recovery/ICAR: We support affected countries in recovering stolen assets through strategic case advice, technical assistance and capacity building, and participate in the international policy dialogue on standard setting in asset recovery. The overarching aim is to strengthen the legal and practical capacities of countries to recover stolen assets and to enhance international cooperation in this field.

Public governance: We offer technical assistance to governments of developing and transition countries in their efforts to prevent corruption and strengthen the quality of their governance systems. This practical approach is supported by the Division’s research into underlying governance failures and the effectiveness of practical remedies thereto, and in particular tools such as social accountability.

Corporate governance & compliance: We provide advice and practical support to corporate clients on the development, implementation and strengthening of internal governance and compliance systems, programmes and policies in line with best practice, risk developments and legal regulations to comply with anti-bribery and anti-money laundering laws and standards.

Collective Action/ICCA: We work with companies and other concerned stakeholders to develop anti-corruption Collective Action initiatives in a variety of industry sectors. The ICCA also supports research and the development of the academic discourse on anti-corruption Collective Action and hosts the B20 Collective Action hub.

Public Finance Management/Peru country office: We have expanded our programme of work in Peru to more comprehensively support the Government’s national efforts to devise and enact enhanced anti-corruption enforcement and prevention measures, most notably to strengthen Public Finance Management (PFM) at subnational levels. This programme of work, which thematically cuts across all areas of work of the Institute, is implemented by our first foreign subsidiary (country office) in Lima. The Peru country office also coordinates ICAR’s casework assistance in Peru.

News

Graña y Montero, a Lima based group of engineering and infrastructure service companies operating in five countries in Latin America, announced last week the formation of its new external advisory council in matters of Corporate Governance, Ethics and Compliance. The company has appointed...read more
On 29 September 2017, Professor Mark Pieth, President of the Basel Institute, moderated a panel discussion at the University of Basel on the topic of “how safe are football stadia?”The discussion highlighted interesting elements of violence prevention and control strategies, including at club...read more
Between January and September 2017, ICAR experts conducted a series of Train-The-Trainer (TTT) workshops for the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The aim of this training programme is to teach local practitioners the relevant tools and strategy...read more

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