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Find out about different Collective Action tools and approaches to address corruption and raise standards of governance in a sector, country or region.

High Level Reporting Mechanism

A channel to raise and quickly resolve alerts about suspected bribery or unfair business practices in public tenders

Integrity Pacts

A flexible tool to raise transparency and fairness in public procurement and reduce corruption risks


An innovative approach to due diligence through Collective Action, bringing multinational companies and local suppliers together

Human rights

Connecting anti-corruption compliance programmes with efforts to address business human rights

B20 & anti-corruption

B20-G20 dialogues on integrity and anti-corruption over the years, and how to enhance their effectiveness

Initiatives database

Helping companies, anti-corruption practitioners and researchers find information on anti-corruption Collective Action initiatives around the world.


Research, evidence and analysis of Collective Action tools and approaches by the Basel Institute and others.

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Mentoring Programme

Hands-on support for organisations working with the private sector on corruption issues


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Latest events and announcements by the Basel Institute’s Collective Action team and partners.

High-level forum: Strengthening transparency and governance through Collective Action in Bulgaria

02.10.2023 | Asset Recovery, Collective Action

A high-level forum in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on 10 October 2023 will focus on Bulgaria’s efforts to strengthen integrity, transparency, accountability and open government through Collective Action and the active participation of the business sector.

The in-person event (with live streaming) is aimed primarily at government agencies contributing to the anti-corruption agenda, as well as private-sector participants including business and industry associations. Civil society organisations and

Intégrité des affaires en Afrique de l'Ouest : de nouvelles opportunités pour l’Action Collective

01.09.2023 | Collective Action, Private Sector

Dernièrement, l'Afrique de l'Ouest a connu une forte croissance économique et des investissements directs étrangers. Pourtant, elle perd aussi des milliards de dollars en flux financiers illicites, dont la corruption est une composante majeure. L'éradication de la corruption est essentielle pour attirer les investisseurs et favoriser le développement durable.

C'est pourquoi l'Action Collective pour la lutte contre

Business integrity in West Africa: New opportunities for Collective Action

01.09.2023 | Collective Action, Private Sector

West Africa is experiencing a surge of economic growth and foreign direct investment. Yet it also loses billions of dollars in illicit financial flows, of which corruption is a major component. Rooting out corruption is essential to attract investors and foster sustainable development.

This is why anti-corruption Collective Action – jointly tackling corruption issues through multi-stakeholder initiatives with the

Collective Action Award for Asia-Pacific – nominations now open

22.06.2023 | Collective Action, Private Sector

Nominations are now open for the Asia-Pacific Collective Action Award 2023.

Launched in 2022, the Collective Action Awards celebrate inspiring and outstanding multi-stakeholder initiatives to raise standards of business integrity in a particular context.

This is our second regional Collective Action Award this year. In early June, CoST Uganda – the Ugandan arm of the global Infrastructure Transparency Initiative – won our [Southern Africa Co

Updated OECD Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct encourage anti-corruption Collective Action

15.06.2023 | Collective Action

“Collective action and meaningful engagement with local and international civil society organisations, business, professional associations, and international organisations also may help enterprises to better design and implement effective enterprise anti-corruption policies and mitigate corruption risks one enterprise cannot mitigate individually.”

"Both home and host governments should [...] consider fostering collective action initiatives with private and public sector representatives

Wolfsberg Group on the rise: new anti-corruption guidance and website

05.06.2023 | Anti-Money Laundering, Collective Action, Compliance

The Wolfsberg Group’s recent updates to its renowned Anti-Bribery and Corruption Programme Guidance for financial institutions has made quite some waves.

In part, the interest is due to the practical value of the Guidance for financial institutions seeking to comply with anti-corruption legislation and mitigate risks of bribery and corruption throughout their operations. It is also due to

Helpdesk Knowledge Hub

The Collective Action team at the Basel Institute on Governance provides a free advice service for anti-corruption practitioners and other professionals or government officials.

What are the best funding models for a Collective Action initiative?

Many Collective Action initiatives are kick-started by donor funding, but this is not a viable option for the long term. A combination of options will give you the most resilience, and may include some donor funding, membership fees or “pay as you go” models, and fees for extra services. If trust is present, and the Collective Action has clear deliverables that the stakeholders consider relevant and attainable, finding a sustainable funding model is something you can work on together with those

How do you measure the impact of a Collective Action initiative?

Measuring and reporting the impact of your work is crucial to demonstrating its value and keeping stakeholders engaged and on track. Beyond the basic stages of developing a monitoring and evaluation plan, a few points are relevant. First, transparency is crucial, to build trust and manage the expectations of both the donor and the engaged stakeholders. Second, it’s important to collect stories and testimonials that illustrate your impact, not only statistics. Third, a Collective Action approach

Corruption in public procurement – how can Collective Action help?

Engaging all stakeholders in ensuring the integrity of public procurement processes increases their chances of success. Integrity Pacts and the High Level Reporting Mechanism are forms of Collective Action that bring governments, businesses and civil society together to improve public procurement. The first step is to map out the problems and the relevant stakeholders to engage.

Can you share examples of teaching materials that cover the role of the private sector to address corruption and also more innovative approaches such as Collective Action?

Education and capacity-building are key components in the fight against corruption. Tailoring support and being responsive to the needs of different audiences is crucial in developing effective training materials on anti-corruption.

Building capacity and raising awareness about Collective Action and the role of the private sector in the fight against corruption allows for a better and common understanding of how the public and private sector and civil society can better work together to uphold