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.

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.

Korruptionsbekämpfung – Compliance

Risiken für kleine und mittelere Unternehmen (KMU)
Vollzugsbehörden in Europa und weltweit setzen Antikorruptionsgesetze mit zunehmendem Nachdruck durch. Dabei können sie Unternehmen und Mitarbeiter, die im In- oder Ausland in Bestechungshandlungen involviert sind, mit Haft und/oder Geldbussen bestrafen.
Das Basel Institute kann KMU bei der Gestaltung und Umsetzung von solchen auf den Bedarf und die Möglichkeiten des Unternehmens zugeschnittenen Compliance-Programmen helfen.

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From 13 to 16 July 2015, the United Nations Office on Drugs on Crime (UNODC), the Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network of South Africa (ARINSA), the Government of the Republic of Namibia, the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) and the International Center of Asset...

In today's Neue Zürcher Zeitung several articles discuss the bribery risks for Swiss companies that conduct business abroad, including how the laws affect smaller companies.  Practical...

At the request of the Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (KANCOR), experts from the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) conducted a series of two back-to-back 5-day training workshops in Kuwait City during mid-May 2015; first, a 5-day training workshop entitled “Financial...