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: UNGC, ICC, Transparency International, WEF
Release date: June 2007

Business Fighting Corruption: Experiences from Africa

The UN Global Compact's tenth principle asks the private sector to play a role in fighting and preventing corruption. Companies are expected to integrate the principle into their day-to-day business operations, and to engage in collective action and multi-stakeholder initiatives against corruption. This publication captures two country case studies and the experiences of five individual organizations. The aim is to assist managers in the development of their organization’s approaches to preventing corruption and increasing transparency. 

Author: UN Global Compact
Release date: April 2006

Business against corruption. Case studies and examples

This publication, which was developed by the Global Compact Office in partnership with UNODC, showcases case stories and examples of implementation efforts by businesses. It also illustrates the dilemmas they faced in this process. As the Global Compact is mainly focused on changing business behaviour in order to create an inclusive global marketplace, this first volume of case stories on the 10th principle focuses predominantly on company actions.


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