International Centre for Collective Action Blog
The ICCA provides ICCA staff, partners and other interested parties an opportunity to discuss some of the current issues in anti-corruption and collective action. The views represented here do not necessarily reflect those of the ICCA nor the Basel Institute on Governance.
In June 2016 the Bundestag revised its anti-corruption law with the aim of closing a gap in the demand side of corruption in the healthcare sector.
The Wolfsberg Group, an association of thirteen global banks working together since 2000 to develop financial industry guidance on financial crime risks, has recently updated its 2011 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Guidance. The updated Guidance has been developed in collaboration with the Basel Institute on Governance with the objective of establishing and explaining best practices for financial institutions to consider in the development, implementation and assessment of an Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance Programme.
In early 2017 nearly 200 police officers implicated in an alleged graft scandal were dismissed from the Rwandan Police Force. This prompted President Kagame to reiterate the importance of fighting corruption in the run up to the election: "All of you should stand up against corruption," he said. "You cannot stay silent and expect others to hold those involved accountable." Following his re-election in August 2017, it’s unlikely that there will be any policy changes when it comes to tackling corruption, and for the private sector, the importance of actively preventing involvement in corruption has come to the forefront.