What is Anti-Corruption Collective Action?

When acting jointly, businesses, civil society and the public sector can more effectively tackle corruption.

Anti corruption Collective Action initiatives can include industry standards, multi-stakeholder initiatives, and public-private partnerships. The focus is generally on the “supply” side of bribery because companies engage with other stakeholders to tackle the payment of bribes.

The World Bank Institute describes anti-corruption Collective Action as …

‘a collaborative and sustained process of cooperation amongst stakeholders. It increases the impact and credibility of individual action, brings vulnerable individual players into an alliance of like-minded organizations and levels the playing field between competitors.’

Three Types of Collective Actions

In practice, we identify these categories of Collective Actions:

  • an anti-corruption declaration
  • a standard setting or principles based initiative, which can also include
    a certification model to monitor and audit adherence to an agreement not to bribe
  • an Integrity Pact

Collective Actions From Around the World

May 2017

TEİD Professional
Declaration of Ethics

Turkey

January 2016

TEİD Cross-Sectoral
Declaration of Ethics

Turkey

February 2012

TEİD Cross-Sectoral
Declaration of Ethics

Turkey

CustomsBrokers’
Declaration of Ethics

Turkey

Listed Companies
Declaration of Ethics

Turkey

Collective Action Hub by
Basel Institute on Governance

Global Hub

Ethical League of NGOs initiative:

The Turkish Business Dialogue Network

Turkey