Resources in this section include documents and tools by the Regional Working Group on Business Integrity in ASEAN, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the United Nations Global Compact, Transparency International, and other credible organizations. Please click on the titles for more details and download.

Speak up against Corruption: Employees' Handbook for SMEs

 speak upagainstcorruptionTIM SMEs play an integral and substantial part in the economic development of Malaysia. However, SMEs operate in an intensively competitive environment, breeding the right conditions for the emerge of unethical pratices to  procure business. This handbook published by Transparency International - Malaysia to serve as a valuable guide to promote ethics in the business sector. The guide was produced with the support from the ASEAN CSR Network's Small Grants Fund.


Click here for the guide in English.

Click here for the guide in Mandarin

Click here for the guide in Bahasa Melayu

Analysis Of Corruption Risks for Investors in Vietnam Report of Study


This study looks at the risk of corruption in Vietnam, particularly in the private sector where the gifting of gifts, entertainment and other such exchanges have proven to be a difficult grey area to navigate given the competitive disadvantages companies often encounter when attempting to follow ethical guidelines that conflict with local cultural expectations.

This report was done primarily through high profile bi-annual Forums between the business community and Vietnamese leadership and through specialized Working Groups cutting across sectors.

 Tackling Integrity Risks in Government Contracts


This guidebook is designed as a practical methodology for countries to diagnose integrity risks in the public procurement system and processes. Released by the UNDP

PACT: A Practical Anti-Corruption Guide for Business in Singapore

Pact banner 2 PACT or 1.Pledge 2.Assess 3.Control & Communicate 4.Track is a 4-step guide released by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) of Singapore for companies to look for practical steps to prevent corruption.

Corporate Disclosure on Business Integrity in ASEAN


This study focuses on the evaluation of level of disclosure of anti-corruption practices in five ASEAN countries, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

Corruption Perception Index 2016

 CPI 2016 The Corruption Perceptions Index measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption worldwide. The findings are less than encouraging. Not a single country comes close to top marks, while over 120 countries score below 50 on the scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). This means less than a third of countries are even above the midpoint. 

ISO 37001 – Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard


This is the first international anti-bribery management systems standard designed to help organisations combat bribery risk in their own operations and throughout their global value chains.

Organisations can choose to be certified under ISO 37001, which requires an organisation’s anti-bribery management system to meet minimum criteria outlined by the standard. While certification under ISO 37001 does not serve to guarantee that no bribery has occurred or will not take place in relation to an organisation, compliance to the standard can demonstrate appropriate measures undertaken by an organisation to prevent bribery.

Pwint Thit Sa Project: Transparency in Myanmar Enterprises 2016

The 2016 report surveys the websites of 100 of Myanmar’s largest companies and rates each one based on the information provided on the company’s official website or social media pages.

It uses 35 questions to cover subjects including anti-corruption, organizational transparency, human rights, and health, safety and the environment.

State of implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption: Criminalization, Law Enforcement and International Cooperation

The present study is based on that information and contains a comprehensive analysis of the implementation of chapters III (Criminalization and law enforcement) and IV (International cooperation) of the UN Convention against Corruption by the 68 States parties reviewed at the time of drafting as part of the first cycle of the Implementation Review Mechanism (2010-2015).

Corruption Perception Index 2015

Based on expert opinion from around the world, the Corruption Perceptions Index initiated by Transparency International measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption worldwide. Not one of the 168 countries assessed in the 2015 index gets a perfect score and two-thirds score below 50, on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).

Anti-bribery and corruption: Rising to the challenge in the age of globalisation

Companies are finding it harder to deal with Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) issues, according to KPMG's latest ABC report. Two trends are driving these changes. First, governments around the world are tightening existing ABC regulations and introducing new ones. Second, in a globalising economy, companies rely more than ever on third parties in far-flung parts of the world, often where there is high corruption risk. This report is based on a global survey of 659 companies, including 72 from Asia Pacific.

International Business Attitudes to Corruption Survey 2015/2016

This report is based on a survey of legal and compliance specialists in more than 800 companies worldwide conducted by Control Risks.

Survey: Current Integrity Practices in Business and Demands for Corporate Capacity Building Support (Vietnam)

The survey covered 180 businesses operating in three major cities in Vietnam - Hanoi, Danang and Ho Chi Minh City.

Asia-Pacific Investigations Review 2016


Analysis of the important issues in internal and government investigations across Asia-Pacific, authored by leading firms. Topics include Managing multi-jurisdictional investigations, Handling internal investigations in PRC and Hong Kong, plus a review of anti-corruption enforcement in ASEAN countries, including Myanmar, ThailandSingapore and Vietnam.

Envisioning a Corruption-free ASEAN Business Community: A Guiding Framework for Regional Collective Action

Although governments take the lead in the anti-corruption crusade in ASEAN, long-term success of this advocacy requires complementing efforts from other stakeholders, particularly businesses. While businesses can individually take proactive steps to counter corruption, they can be more effective by engaging in collective action. This framework is developed by the Regional Working Group on Business Integrity in ASEAN to guide the Working Group’s collective efforts in fighting corruption.

Collective Action Against Corruption Business and Anti-Corruption Initiatives in ASEAN

This is a reference on initiatives in ASEAN on collective action agains corruption.  The case studies can serve as models for an ASEAN-wide collective action.  The initiative is part of ther \\\\\\\"Enabling Business Networks in ASEAN to Combat Corruption\\\\\\\" Project implemented by the ASEAN CSR Network (ACN), supported by the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK FCO).

Anti-Corruption Strategies: Understanding What Works, What Doesn’t and Why?

  This report reviews the experiences of fourteen countries in the region in designing, implementing, and monitoring anti-corruption strategies as well as the drivers for developing these strategies. It also calls for using evidence-based corruption measurement tools to develop and evaluate anti-corruption strategies effectively. This is essential to avoid that anti-corruption strategies remain mere declaration of intent and ensure that anti-corruption efforts are result-based. The report provides useful guidance for countries in the region in developing, implementing and evaluating anti-corruption strategies.

EY Asia-Pacific Fraud Survey 2015: Fraud and Corruption - Driving Away Talent?

Compliance officials across the region may have congratulated themselves on tightening controls and closing loopholes in response to the global financial crisis. But the results of a recent study, which deliberately sought feedback from mid- to junior-level employees rather than top-rank executives, suggest that there is still plenty of work to be done. Findings of the latest EY Asia-Pacific survey entitled “Fraud and corruption — driving away talent?” indicate significant concerns about illicit activities in the region.

Clifford Chance A Guide to Anti-Corruption Legislation in Asia Pacific

The purpose of this Guide is to provide an up-to-date overview of the anti-corruption regimes in Asia Pacific. This 4th edition has been newly-updated to reflect recent changes in various countries\\\\\\\' legislation. Each section features a summary of the key pieces of local legislation and provides guidance on how businesses operating in each of the featured countries should best deal with anti-corruption compliance.

Given their extended extraterritorial effect and possible implications for international businesses and individuals operating in Asia Pacific, Clifford Chance has also included in annexures 1 and 2 the main features of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act.

Anti-corruption Toolkit for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)

This Toolkit has been commissioned by the G20 and the B20 to help SMEs manage one of the biggest challenges companies face all over the world: corruption. It has been designed for SMEs with limited time and resource, although it may be useful for larger companies too.

Transparency in Myanmar Enterprises Second Report 2015

This study compares the websites of 100 of the largest Myanmar companies and scores them on what they say on their corporate governance and business practices, particularly concerning anti-corruption, organizational transparency, and human rights, health, safety and the environment (HSE). However it only scores what information companies publish, and is not an assessment of their actual performance.

ASEAN Integrity Community: A Vision for Transparent and Accountable Integration

A regional coordinating body, or ASEAN Integrity Community as proposed by Transparency International, is needed to fast track critical anti-corruption policy measures into its existing ASEAN Economic Community framework and the ASEAN post-2020 vision.

United Nations Convention Against Corruption

  The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) is the most comprehensive anti-corruption convention. It was adopted through Resolution 58/4 in October 2003, entered into force in December 2005 and was ratified by a total of 175 parties as of April 2015. The UNCAC covers a wide-range of corruption offences, including domestic and foreign bribery, embezzlement, trading in influence and money laundering. 

An Anti-Corruption Ethics and Compliance Programme for Business: A Practical Guide

This Guide provides the steps companies may take to establish an effective anti-corruption ethics and compliance programme. While actions will vary from company to company, the Guide focuses on basic common elements businesses should address, with a particular emphasis on the challenges and opportunities for SMEs.

Anti-Corruption Ethics and Compliance Handbook for Business

This Handbook has been developed to serve as a useful, practical tool for companies seeking compliance advice in one, easy-to-reference publication. It is divided into three sections. The first section provides an overview of the international framework, within which companies conducting international business must operate. The second section provides a brief introduction to how companies can assess their risk into begin developing an effective anti-corruption ethics and compliance programme. The third section brings together the major business guidance instruments.

A Resource Guide on State Measures for Strengthening Corporate Integrity

This Guide explores measures that States can take to encourage corporate integrity. The Guide is divided into three parts. An initial section describes the Convention articles that frame State interaction with the private sector. The second section takes a closer look at the private sector, with particular attention to governance reforms and other factors that can drive corporate integrity. The final section of the Guide describes the range of sanctions and incentives that have been developed to advance UNCAC objectives for preventing and addressing corruption within the private sector.

A Practical Guide for Collective Action Against Corruption

This document provides guidance on how to initiate and implement anti-corruption collective action initiatives while showcasing various examples from collective action projects worldwide

A Guide for Anti-Corruption Risk Assessment

This document provides a practical, step-by-step guidance on how to conduct an anti-corruption risk assessment. It includes a six-step process to complete the assessment: establish the process, identify the risks, rate the risks, identify mitigating controls, calculate remaining residual risk and develop an action plan.

Reporting Guidance on the 10th Principle Against Corruption

This guide equips business with a practical means to report on anti-corruption policies and actions comprehensively and effectively.

Business Against Corruption – A Framework for Action

This guide has been produced to assist companies preparing themselves to implement the objectives of the 10th principle and to deal with corruption in every aspect of their operations. It provides a road map to sources and tools which will assist in the practical application of policies designed to eliminate corruption.

Business against corruption – case stories and examples

Twenty-five examples from business and civil society, giving guidance on how to deal with difficult dilemma situations when implementing the 10th principle. The compendium covers issues such as: the implications of the UN Convention against Corruption; the correlation between corruption, development and governance; implementation of anti-bribery programs; facilitation payments and gifts; corruption in partnership projects; whistle-blowing and external reporting on corruption; collective action against corruption, and; engaging in national and regional initiatives against corruption.

Global Compact for the 10th Principle – Corporate Sustainability with Integrity: Organizational Change to Collective Action

Showcases a collection of cases from Global Compact companies and stakeholders around the world illustrating anti-corruption implementation efforts and the related dilemmas organizations face. Highlights how companies have incorporated anti-corruption policies and action measures individually, as well as the collective action efforts undertaken by business associations and Global Compact Local Networks.

Stand Together Against Corruption: A Practical Guide to Help Prevent Corruption in the Supply Chain

Provides short and practical guidance to companies on managing anti-corruption in the supply chain. Includes specific company examples and other useful resources on this topic. Developed by the Anti-Corruption Task Force of the Advisory Group on Supply Chain Sustainability.

Fighting Corruption in the Supply Chain: A Guide for Customers and Suppliers

Outlines common supply chain corruption scenarios and provides a framework and set of tools for addressing them.

Collective Action - Building a Coalition Against Corruption

Provides options for combating market corruption based on “how to” examples, including a range of tools that help users tailor collective action frameworks to their specific circumstances.

Corruption Perception Index 2014

Based on expert opinion from around the world, the Corruption Perceptions Index measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption worldwide, and it paints an alarming picture. Not one single country gets a perfect score and more than two-thirds score below 50, on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).

Transparency in Corporate Reporting: Assessing the World’s Largest Companies 2014

This report evaluates the transparency of corporate reporting by the world’s 124 largest publicly listed companies. The report assesses the disclosure practices of companies with respect to their anti-corruption programmes, company holdings and the disclosure of key financial information on a country-by-country basis. It follows on from a 2012 report which focused on the world’s 105 largest publicly traded companies. The report is part of a series of studies based on a similar methodology aimed at assessing the transparency practices of companies, the most recent being a 2013 report on leading emerging market companies.

Business Principles for Countering Bribery

The Business Principles for Countering Bribery provide a framework for companies to develop comprehensive anti-bribery programmes. Whilst many large companies have no-bribes policies all too few implement these policies effectively. We encourage companies to consider using the business principles as a starting point for developing their own anti-bribery programmes or to benchmark existing ones.

Business Principles for Countering Bribery – Small and medium enterprise (SME) edition

  Much of the world’s business is carried out by small and medium enterprises, especially in emerging economies. This edition recognises that SMEs in many societies are frequently confronted with the problem of bribery. As smaller companies with limited resources SMEs face challenges in resisting and countering such pressures. Also, there are growing requirements made by large international companies for their suppliers to show evidence they have appropriate anti-bribery policies and systems in place. This edition aims to set out in a clear and direct manner the process by which smaller businesses can develop an anti-bribery programme relevant to their size and resources. Countering bribery is good business practice. It can help build reputation, especially with customers, and it can reduce risks. By building strong anti-bribery cultures SMEs can successfully challenge and resist bribery.

Curbing Corruption in Public Procurement: A Practical Guide

This guide provides government officials, businesses and civil society with a practical introduction to the risks of corruption in public procurement. It outlines key principles and minimum standards which, when respected, can protect public contracting from corruption.

Business Integrity Toolkit

  Transparency International\\\\\\\'s Business Integrity Toolkit is a user-friendly six step process for building an effective anti-corruption programme. 

Integrity Pacts

Integrity Pacts are a tool for preventing corruption in public contracting. They are essentially an agreement between the government agency offering a contract and the companies bidding for it that they will abstain from bribery, collusion and other corrupt practices for the extent of the contract.  To ensure accountability, Integrity Pacts also include a monitoring system typically led by civil society groups (often our chapters).

Corruption Fighters’ Tool Kit: Civil society experiences and emerging strategies

  The Corruption Fighters’ Toolkit is a compendium of practical civil society anti-corruption experiences described in concrete terms and accessible language. It presents innovative anti-corruption tools developed and implemented by our chapters and other civil society organisations from around the world. Every single tool is testament to the creativity and commitment of the diverse groups engaged in the fight against corruption.


GATEWAY offers a searchable database of corruption assessment tools and a set of topic guides on how best to select and use them.



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