Key anti-corruption initiatives

There are a number of key anti-corruption initiatives relevant to anti-corruption measures in Africa some of which BAAC works in partnership with in the various countries of operation.

Africa Governance and Monitoring and Advocacy Project (AfriMAP)

Africa Governance and Monitoring and Advocacy Project (AfriMAP)

The Africa Governance, Monitoring and Advocacy Project (AfriMAP) aims to monitor and promote compliance by African states with the requirements of good governance, democracy, human rights and the rule of law
African Development Bank

African Development Bank Group

The African Development Bank Group is a development bank established in 1964 with the intention of promoting economic and social development in Africa. The group comprises the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Development Fund (ADF), and the Nigeria Trust Fund (NTF). AfDB provides loans and grants to African governments and private companies investing in the regional member countries in Africa. It is owned and funded by member governments, and has a public-interest mandate to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development.
African Parliamentary Network Against Corruption (APNAC)

African Parliamentary Network Against Corruption (APNAC)

The African Parliamentarians’ Network Against Corruption (APNAC) is Africa’s leading network of parliamentarians working to strengthen parliamentary capacity to fight corruption and promote good governance.
African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)

African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is a system introduced by the African Union to help countries improve their governance. It is a way of looking forward while taking account of where we are today.

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision provides a forum for regular cooperation on banking supervisory matters. Its objective is to enhance understanding of key supervisory issues and improve the quality of banking supervision worldwide.

Business Ethics Network Africa (BEN-Africa)

BEN-Africa strengthens the commitment and competence of Africans to do business with moral integrity by facilitating interaction between academics and practitioners who share an interest in business ethics.

Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Federation of Accountants (ECSAFA)

The mission of the organisation is to build and promote the accountancy profession in the Eastern, Central and Southern regions of Africa in order that it is, and is perceived by accountants, businesses, financiers and governments, to be an important factor in the economic development of the region.

Eastern and Southern African Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG)

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

The EITI sets a global standard for transparency in oil, gas and mining.

Global Compact

The UN Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption:

Global Corporate Governance Forum

The Global Corporate Governance Forum supports regional and local initiatives to improve corporate governance in middle- and low-income countries in the context of broader national or regional economic reform programs.

Global Integrity

Global Integrity is an independent, non-profit organization tracking governance and corruption trends around the world. Global Integrity works with local teams of researchers and journalists to monitor openness and accountability.

Information portal on corruption and governance in Africa (IPOC)

IPOC is an online resource portal that can act as a primary reference point for those interested in combating corruption and promoting democratic governance in Africa.

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body whose purpose is the development and promotion of national and international policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS)

The Kimberley Process (KP) is a joint governments, industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds – rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments.

New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) primary objectives are to eradicate poverty, place African countries, both individually and collectively, on a path of sustainable growth and development. NEPAD also aims to halt the marginalisation of Africa in the globalisation process and enhance its full and beneficial integration into the global economy while accelerating the empowerment of women.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The Organisation provides a setting where governments compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice and coordinate domestic and international policies.

Pan African Consultative Forum on Corporate Governance (PACFCG)

Publish What You Pay

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is a global civil society coalition that helps citizens of resource-rich developing countries hold their governments accountable for the management of revenues from the oil, gas and mining industries.

Southern African Forum Against Corruption (SAFAC)

Transparency International (TI)

Transparency International, the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption, brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world. TI’s mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption.

UK Anti-Corruption Forum

The Forum's objective is to help create a business environment that is free from corruption.

Wolfsberg Anti-Money Laundering Principles

The Wolfsberg Group is an association of eleven global banks, which aims to develop financial services industry standards, and related products, for Know Your Customer, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing policies.

World Health Organisation (WHO) Good Governance for Medicines Project

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.


Rohit Badhwar

Program Administrator
Commonwealth Business Council (CBC)

Tel: +44 20 7024 8200
Fax: +44 20 7024 8201

Daisy Kambalame-Kalima

Country Director
African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC)Malawi

Telephone: +265 1 775 766

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