(Includes publications under our previous name)
Coalition for Integrity released a new report on Oversight of Infrastructure Spending which includes recommendations to prevent and detect corruption, waste, and abuse in infrastructure spending including the proposed $1 trillion surface infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion human infrastructure budget. Read our report here.
Coalition for Integrity’s comments on the Draft Revised Recommendation on Further Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. Read the comments here.
We evaluated the United States Foreign Bribery Enforcement by contributing comments to the Phase 4 Review of the U.S. Implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention. Read the comments here.
The Coalition for Integrity is proud to release a report entitled Anti-Corruption Recommendations for the Biden Administration. The report outlines both domestic and international agendas, identifies existing gaps in the law, and recommends specific actions for more effective anti-corruption enforcement. Read the report here.
The 2020 States With Anti-Corruption Measures for Public Officials (S.W.A.M.P.) Index expands on our two previous reports by addressing two additional areas that are essential to promoting ethical and transparent government. The past two years demonstrated the importance that anonymous tips can play in fostering a culture of ethical compliance. This year’s report adds a question on how states address this issue. We have also added an additional question on campaign finance transparency to reflect the billions spent in the recent election, much of which was spent on advertising on social media. Read our 2020 report here.
The President can set the tone for the entire government that ethics are a priority. He or she can propose a legislative agenda that remedies gaps in ethics laws, appoint qualified and independent officials to oversight positions, and exemplify integrity in his or her own actions. To support these goals and detail action that can be taken, the Coalition has released a report entitled Leading from the Top: An Ethics Plan for Presidential Candidates. This report details shortcomings in ethics laws, and offers solutions for the President to act on. Read it here.
Oversight is Better than Hindsight: Anti-Corruption Recommendations for the CARES Act, highlights past success stories of Inspectors General, and examines what lessons can be learned from them and applied to oversight of the CARES Act. Supporting oversight of the stimulus not only ensures that money will find its way into the hands of people who need it the most, but represents a sound financial investment, as Inspectors General recover dramatically more money than is appropriated for their budget. You can read our report here.
Our guidance on Using Machine Learning for Anti-Corruption Risk and Compliance discusses how data analytics, machine learning can prove indispensable in combing through massive quantities of financial and non-financial data to identify potential patterns of corrupt conduct. That frontier, however, is largely unexplored and we believe guidance in this space is timely. The report is intended to provide companies in multiple sectors with guidance on what they should consider in developing or acquiring anti-corruption machine learning.” Read the report here.
Enforcement of Ethics Rules by State Ethics Agencies: Unpacking the S.W.A.M.P. Index built on the 2018 report by examining how state ethics agencies actually enforce those ethics laws that they are charged with enforcing. It also graded and ranked states based on how transparent they were with the public regarding that enforcement. The report, methodology, and rankings are all available here.
In 2018, Coalition for Integrity released a report on States With Anticorruption Measures for Public Officials (SWAMP Index). This report graded and compared all fifty states and DC on their laws and regulations surrounding ethics and integrity in state government. The report, rankings, and methodology are all available here.
Transparency International (TI-USA), in collaboration with Transparency International-UK (TI-UK), prepared a guide for companies that serves as a resource for companies that seek to design a third party anti-corruption framework or improve an existing one to lower their exposure to corruption risk. With the publication of this report, titled Managing Third Party Risk: Only as Strong as your Weakest Link, TI-USA and TI-UK hope to raise the standards of practice. Read report here
The Verification of Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs report reviews and assesses the most commonly used methods companies use to verify the effectiveness of their compliance programs. It provides recommendations to strengthen the quality, effectiveness, and credibility of such programs. (Download)
The Civil Society Procurement Monitoring (CSPM) Tool is a web-based tool that is meant to support civil society organizations or individuals who want to monitor public procurements for red flags of corruption. The Tool is available at http://monitoring.transparency-usa.org. Three procurement monitoring guides were developed in conjunction with the Tool, one general guide and two country-specific guides.
- Procurement Monitoring Guide – Provides detailed guidance on how to monitor public procurement through a forensics and red flags approach. (Download)
- Country-Specific Procurement Monitoring Guides – Supplement the Procurement Monitoring Guide with country-specific procurement monitoring information.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Procurement Transparency Standards Reports review the implementation of APEC procurement transparency standards in five APEC nations. A summary report is available in English and the country reports are available in English and the local language, as noted below.
- APEC Procurement Transparency Standards Summary Report (Download)
- APEC Procurement Transparency Standards in Peru: Strengthening the Culture of Integrity (Download English / Download Spanish)
- APEC Procurement Transparency Standards in Indonesia: A Work in Progress (Download English
/ Download Bahasa)
- APEC Procurement Transparency Standards in Mexico: Time to Engage the Private Sector (Download English / Download Spanish)
- APEC Procurement Transparency Standards in the Philippines: A Work in Progress (Download English)
- APEC Procurement Transparency Standards in Vietnam: A Need to Move from Law to Practice (Download English / Download Vietnamese)
The White Paper on Undisclosed Self-Dealing by Public Officials reviews the state of the law post Skilling v. United States with respect to honest services fraud in both the public and private sectors and makes recommendations for legislative action.
The paper on Money, Elections, Elected Officials and Combatting Corruption makes recommendations on how to make the United States electoral system more transparent and less vulnerable to corruption.