Private Sector

Learn about the manifestations of corruption involving the private sector and find more about donors' engagement in this area.

Corruption is not a problem exclusive to the public sector. Private sector corruption also damages developing countries. It may involve businesses corrupting public officials but can also take place between private sector actors only. Discover how economic development spurs initiatives to improve integrity and stamp out corruption in this sector that is crucial to lifting countries out of poverty.

This U4 Theme Page will help you, among other things, to:

  • Search and read critical assessments of donor projects on private sector corruption (see Other Resources below)
Author: Transparency International
Release date: March 2009

Strengthening Corporate Governance to Combat Corruption

This Policy Position answers the questions: Why is corporate governance critical? What is covered by corporate governance? How to align corporate governance and anti-corruption? It identifies the recent reform efforts and way forward.

Author: Transparency International
Release date: March 2009

Transparency in Reporting on Anti-Corruption: A Report on Corporate Practices

A Report of Corporate Practices (TRAC) assesses the extent to which close to 500 leading listed companies have reported the strategies, policies and management systems they have in place for combating bribery and corruption. Results are based on the analysis of publicly available documentation. Company performance has been aggregated by country and industry sector to provide an overview of reporting performance.


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