Welcome to the Anti-Corruption Authorities (ACAs) Portal. This portal creates a platform for sharing ideas and experiences between various ACAs, practitioners and international actors. This web based platform allows ACAs to articulate new ideas, collaborate with other practitioners and international actors and collectively address common challenges. The information provided is validated by ACAs' staff through the use of surveys and interviews. Each ACA has its own country profile page and can incorporate relevant materials on the site. The site will be constantly updated to include additional information as it becomes available and to correct factual errors. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments. Are you new to the site? Click here to get started.

What are the main functions and operations of your agency?


  • A review of the literature on ACAs indicates that there is no standard approach or model when it comes to the establishment of an ACA and the definition of its mandate.
  • Some ACAs have been created from scratch, while others have built on existing ombudsman offices, special units within police departments, or justice departments.
  • The ACAs included in this initiative are no different. The majority of ACAs have some preventive and investigating functions, but prosecution is carried out by less than half.






The existence of anti-corruption laws is the first step in addressing corruption and creating an enabling environment for ACAs to operate effectively. Anti-corruption laws and regulations such as freedom of information, conflict of interest legislation, whistle-blower protection and financial disclosure, can facilitate the investigative and prosecution functions of ACAs.

For this reason, many countries have introduced this type of laws, as the data collected highlights. This may appear encouraging for the seemingly widespread existence of a comprehensive legal system in support of ACAs activities. It is however important to stress that the data presented capture the existence of the laws (“de jure” system) and not whether the laws are implemented (“de facto”).



Apr 18, 2014

The flamboyant "super minister" son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade is to be tried in June for corruption, a judicial source said Thursday, after accumulating a fortune valued at well ov

Apr 17, 2014

South of the Sahara desert economic growth has flourished over the past decade. It is a remarkable transformation.

Apr 17, 2014

Publications, online courses, workshops, and more news

Apr 17, 2014

Citizen-led action can complement the anti-corruption work of governments and the private sector and increase chances of successful development projects that reduce poverty, experts said at the Wor

Apr 17, 2014

South Africa's Reserve Bank said on Wednesday it had fined the country's top four banks a total of 125 million rand ($12 million) over lax anti-money laundering controls.

Jul 06, 2014 to Jul 11, 2014

Integrity Action is pleased to announce its upcoming "Leadership and Management for Integrity" course. The “Leadership and Management for Integrity” course at the Central European University (CEU) seeks to impart the principles, strategies...

Apr 28, 2014 to May 10, 2014

In partnership with Universitas Gadjah Mada, with support from the United States Agency for International Development, Revenue Watch Institute runs a two-week training on "Improving the Governance of Extractive Industries" in Yogyakarta,...

Apr 28, 2014 to Apr 30, 2014

The workshop is designed to provide students, working professionals and interested stakeholders with the necessary conceptual and methodological tools to undertake corruption research applicable to a wide variety of topics, contexts and aims. The...

Apr 08, 2014 to Apr 17, 2014

The Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) will offer the “5th Senior Executive Certificate in Institutional Integrity Management” programme from 8–17 April, 2014 in Hong Kong. Based on the Hong Kong...