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New publication: Harnessing the power of communities against corruption - U4 Brief

Ignorance, apathy and disempowerment are recurring drivers of impunity. Social accountability, on its part, aims to empower citizens with information and provide effective channels through which to exercise agency. 

Basel Institute, OECD and Colombia sign cooperation agreement on a High Level Reporting Mechanism for procurement related to Bogotá’s First Metro Line

The Basel Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate with Colombian authorities to adapt and apply a High Level Reporting Mechanism (HLRM) to prevent corruption and promote fair competition in tenders related to the building of the City of Bogotá’s First Metro Line.  The...

Just published: Annual Report 2017 - Why do we fight corruption?

Foreword: For those “in the know”, this is a rhetorical question. Corrup­tion is bad, and we know it. Or do we really? ...  Read more

ICAR supports Namibia’s Financial Intelligence Centre to grapple with money laundering

Financial intelligence units (FIUs), which represent a country’s official authority for receiving financial information disclosures, are regularly at the forefront of tackling money laundering and terrorist financing.

MoU strengthens mutual support in combatting corruption in Africa

On 26 June 2018, the Basel Institute on Governance and the Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption of the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at strengthening collaboration on anti-corruption projects in regional member countries of the African Develo...

Job vacancy: Project Officer / International Centre for Asset Recovery

We are currently hiring for the position of a Project Officer for our International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR). We are looking forward to receiving your application.

ICAR training workshop in Malawi encourages inter-agency co-operation

The International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) recently provided training support to the Tackling Serious Organised Corruption (TSOC) programme in Malawi.

Call for Proposals: Final Evaluation of our Siemens Integrity Initiative project

We are looking for a qualified project evaluation expert to conduct the final review of our Siemens Integrity Intiative project "Scaling-up Anti-corruption Collective Action: B20 Hub." We have been implementing this program of work since 2015 in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic C...

Indonesia: ICAR completes its first workshop on Money Laundering using Bitcoin

In response to the recent unprecedented wave of technological innovations in new electronic payment methods, including cryptocurrencies, the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR), a part of the Basel Institute on Governance, developed and conducted its first training workshops on “Money...

Kenya and Switzerland sign declaration of intent on the return of illegally acquired funds

The International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) welcomes the signing earlier this week by Kenya and Switzerland of the Framework for the Return of Assets from Corruption and Crime in Kenya (FRACCK).

Tackling "quiet corruption" in the educational sector with a novel approach

A thought-provoking new blogpost is up, written by Cosimo Stahl, Public Governance Specialist at the Basel Institute on Governance, for the ETICO portal of UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO).

2-day event in Romania marks successful completion of Swiss-Romanian Co-operation Programme

In his opening remarks, His Excellency, Mr Urs Herren, Swiss Confederation Ambassador in Romania, emphasised how important it is to enhance the investigation and asset recovery capacities of Romanian law enforcement and justice authorities, mandated to investigate and prosecute financial crimes...