About us

Established in 2003, the Basel Institute on Governance is a not-for-profit Swiss foundation dedicated to working with public and private partners around the world to prevent and combat corruption.

The Basel Institute is an Associated Institute of the University of Basel. Our programme of work comprises action, advice and research across the following thematic areas:

Asset Recovery

Through the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR), we help partner countries to recover stolen assets from abroad. Our methods include advising on cases, providing training and supporting legal and policy reform. Read more...

Anti-Corruption Collective Action

Our team at the International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA) helps companies and multi-stakeholder groups with personalised advice on Collective Action initiatives. The ICCA hosts the B20 Collective Action Hub to more widely disseminate this practice. Read more...

Corporate Governance and Compliance

We help companies and other organisations to develop and strengthen governance systems and implement effective anti-corruption compliance programmes. Read more...

Public Governance

In partnership with national authorities, research networks and civil society organisations, we research the root causes and drivers of corruption and develop evidence-based approaches to tackling corruption. Read more...

Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

We promote intelligence-led action against financial crime in the illegal wildlife trade. Read more...

Public Finance Management in Peru

We support more effective, efficient and transparent use of public funds at the subnational level in Peru. Our team also assists in investigating the misuse of such public funds and their recovery. Read more...