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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...

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...

ICAR training continues to support Anti-Corruption efforts in Ukraine

Corruption remains endemic in Ukraine and a severe impediment to democratic and economic development in the country. Support to anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine is a high political priority for the European Union (EU).

Strengthening Tanzania’s capacity to investigate corruption in infrastructure projects and procurement

Procurement fraud and corruption are amongst the primary sources of corrupt income around the globe, and Tanzania is no exception in suffering from their disastrous effects.

New blog post: Conference of the States Parties: sharing insights, renewing support

Atuweni Juwayeyi-Agbermodji, Director General, Financial Intelligence Authority, Malawi sharing her experience from attending the 7th Session of the Conference of the States Parties (COSP).

“From Mordida to Vetterliwirtschaft”: Debating Societies’ Hidden Meanings, Open Secrets and the Impact of Informal Practices

We are all impacted by them, often without noticing but bearing the consequences nonetheless: Informal practices. Broadly defined as “ways of getting things done,” informal practices are underestimated in policymaking. How do they shape the fabric of societies?