A summary of groundbreaking research into social norms and attitudes towards corruption by our Public Governance team has been published in Ellis, Jane (ed.) Corruption, Social Sciences and the Law – Exploration across the disciplines. Published by Routledge, the book is part of a series entitled The Law of Financial Crime.

This eye-opening exploration of social norms and attitudes towards corruption appears in Chapter 12 of Ellis, Jane (ed.) Corruption, Social Sciences and the Law – Exploration across the disciplines, published by Routledge on 15 May 2019 as part of a series entitled The Law of Financial Crime. See the publisher's flyer with full details of the book and a 20% discount code.

The Director General of the Tanzanian Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB), Diwani Athumani, officiated the first group training on the intelligence process to PCCB Intelligence Officers.

The Intelligence Directorate is a new venture for the PCCB, following a recent restructure of the Bureau authorised by State House.

This training course, which took place from 2–3 April 2019, was conducted by Phill Jones, Senior Investigation and Asset Recovery Specialist at the International Centre for Asset Recovery

Four members of Tanzania’s Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) have delivered three weeks of intensive training workshops to fellow PCCB staff. The trainers are PCCB officials who graduated from the “train the trainer” programme of the Basel Institute’s International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) in 2017.

In the context of a multi-centre research project, the Institute and its partners seek to map the manner in which informality is associated with the resilience of corruption. In this innovative project, researchers shift the focus away from analysing the implementation of formal legal frameworks, regulations and policies to concentrate on informal actions and practices that may be effectively taken into consideration where conventional anti-corruption interventions have failed.

The beginning of this year marked a growing interest in ICAR’s Train-the-Trainer programme in financial investigation and asset recovery with launches in Romania and Tanzania. The TTT programme comprises 4 to 5 successive training workshops, which are delivered over a period of several months. Potential local trainers are selected and trained to deliver similar workshops to their peers in the future, thus ensuring the sustainability of the project.

ICAR continues to work closely with a series of partner countries increasing their autonomy in the fight against financial crimes and money laundering as well as in recovering stolen public funds. ICAR’s current partner countries in the context of its capacity building services include Bulgaria, Romania, Tanzania and Uganda.