The International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) is the world’s premier global forum for bringing together heads of state, civil society, the private sector and more to tackle the increasingly sophisticated challenges posed by corruption. The IACC takes place every two years in a different region of the world, and hosts from 800 to 2000 participants from over 135 countries worldwide. The conference draws attention to corruption by raising awareness and stimulating debate. It fosters the global exchange of experience and methodologies in controlling corruption. The conferences promote international cooperation among agencies and citizens from all parts of the world, helping to develop personal relationships by providing the opportunity for face-to-face dialogue and direct liaison between representatives from the agencies and organisations taking part.
National Integrity Action (NIA) was registered as a not-for-profit organisation in Jamaica in March 2011 with the objective of combatting corruption in Jamaica on a non-partisan basis. NIA has a mandate of combatting corruption and building integrity in Jamaica on a non-partisan basis for the public benefit. They envisage a Jamaica where government, businesses, civil society and the people manifest integrity in their conduct, are held accountable and apply proper sanctions for corrupt activities. NIA is a full chapter agency of Transparency International, a global coalition against corruption, and as such has confirmed acceptance of the vision, values and guiding principles of Transparency International.
The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD works with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. They measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment, analyse and compare data to predict future trends, and set international standards on a wide range of subjects. The OECD also looks at issues that directly affect everyone’s daily life, such as how much people pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. Drawing on facts and real-life experience, they recommend policies designed to improve the quality of people's lives. The common thread of the OECD’s work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the wellbeing of all citizens, while also setting out to make life harder for the terrorists, tax dodgers, crooked businessmen and others whose actions undermine a fair and open society.
Transparency International (TI) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to fighting corruption. TI is probably best known for its Corruption Perceptions Index, which measures levels of perceived corruption around the world. Active in nearly 100 countries and on the international stage, TI raises awareness of the devastating effects of corruption, and works with governments, businesses and international organisations to develop effective programmes to tackle it. They are not politically aligned, nor do they conduct investigation, but they do push for changes in laws and behaviours.
The Anti-Corruption Research Network (ACRN), facilitated by Transparency International, is an interactive web platform with information on corruption research from a wide range of sources - academia, think-tanks, civil society and inter-governmental organisations. ACRN also features resources such as research-related jobs, funding opportunities, events and courses.
The World Bank Group currently has two primary goals: 1) significantly reducing the number of people living in poverty, and 2) to foster income growth of the bottom 40% of every country. The World Bank is a source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. They are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.