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To eradicate wildlife crime in Kenya, we must fight it on the ground

At the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) conference on 11 and 12 October 2018, global leaders and senior officials will gather in London to talk about the rampant trafficking of ivory, rhino horn and other wildlife products. Will all the talking translate into action this time? Because the organised...

Basel AML Index reveals slow progress in combating money laundering

The results of the seventh annual Basel Anti-Money Laundering Index released today support the growing concern that governments worldwide are still not doing enough to combat money laundering. The Basel AML Index is an independent, research-based ranking that assesses countries' risk exposure to...

Corruption and money laundering workshop for University of the Western Cape law students

In October 2018, Mark Pieth and two assistants Stefan Mbiyavanga and Kathrin Betz delivered a workshop on corruption and money laundering to students in Cape Town.

Tanzania investigators sharpen their financial interviewing skills

Financial interviews are a critical component of a financial investigation. Properly  conducted, such interviews enable investigators to extract relevant financial information from informants, witnesses or suspects.

Vacancy: Internship Research and Project Support (80%)

We are looking for a motivated young profeessional to join our Public Governance & Research team as a temporary intern with start date 15 November 2018. Find out more. 

FCPA blog: Pieth and Fenner - Will the UN Security Council (finally) take up the fight against corruption?

This is what our leadership at the Basel Institute on Governance has to say about the relevance of fighting corruption. Learn more

Just published: Newsletter September 2018

We are pleased to share with you the latest news from the Basel Institute and our work to fight corruption and promote good governance. Find out more.

ICAR training for Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau

Experts from the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) conducted a five-day Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery training workshop  in Ukraine from 27 to...

Vacancy: ICT Officer

We are currently hiring for the position of a ICT Officer in Basel. We are looking forward to receiving your application

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