The Business Anti-Corruption Portal (BACP) is a website that contains comprehensive information on corruption and tools on how to avoid it, free of charge. All the information on the Portal is produced by GAN Integrity Solutions, a Denmark-based consulting firm, and is financed by five European governments.
The BACP is mentioned in several government and non-government websites, amongst others, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations, the OECD Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC), and the World Bank. In addition, the BACP is the only externally cited tool for anti-corruption risk assessments in the UK Bribery Act 2010 Quick Start Guide.
The Business Anti-Corruption Portal is funded by five European governments and the EU Commission. The five governments are:
Information and Tools available on the BACP
As of April 2014, the Portal covers 103 country profiles across 6 regions: Europe & Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia & the Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle-East & North Africa, and the Americas. Among the 103 country profiles, 33 European country profiles are funded under the financial support of Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme from the European Commission. Each country profile contains the following:
- Snapshot: A summary of what is presented in the whole profile, including both positive and negative developments with regards to investment and corruption.
- General Information: This chapter is divided into 3 sections: the political climate, business and corruption, and the regulatory environment of a country.
- Corruption Levels: This chapter covers corruption and risk assessments of 8 sectors: the judicial system, the police, licences, infrastructure and public utilities, land administration, tax administration, customs administration, public procurement and contracting, environment, natural resources and extractive industry. Each sector covers corruption cases, as well as general corruption risks on individual, business and political levels.
- Public Anti-Corruption Initiatives: This chapter includes anti-corruption initiatives taken by the respective governments and other governmental agencies, as well as legislation, descriptions of relevant anti-corruption agencies' work, achievements, and the level of their independency.
- Private Anti-Corruption Initiatives: This chapter covers anti-corruption initiatives taken by non-government organisations, the level of media and civil societal freedom with regards to their fight against corruption, and/or their ability to report corruption.
- Resources: This chapter aims to provide easy access to useful facts on the respective country in question, as well as relevant tools for companies operating in the country. In addition, a list of a full reference and (if available) web address of key sources for the most relevant reports. The documents for further reading should give a substantial overview on corruption in the country in question and come from reliable sources.
- Information Network: This chapter contains contact information of relevant private anti-corruption organisations, as well as a list of the Portal's partner embassies.
- Sources: A list of public available sources used in the creation of a country profile.
All the information and sources used for creating the country profiles are publicly available, and the team behind Global Advice Network updates the country profiles at least once a year. Other tools and information on the Portal are also maintained and updated continuously.
The Portal also contains several tools that help small and medium enterprises to effectively manage corruption risk and other possible risks that are subject to corrupt practices, such as:
- Due Diligence Tools: a list of flowcharts developed for agent screening processes, consultant evaluation processes, joint venture consortiums, contractor procedures and public procurement tools.
- Anti-Corruption Tools Inventory: this page contains a comprehensive list of anti-corruption legislation and treaties, as well as both public and private anti-corruption initiatives, and a collection of anti-corruption tools and initiatives which are tailored to cover a specific sector and grey area questions.