Virtually all bribes paid in international procurement, aid and development projects are extorted by corrupt officials. Yet, almost all current enforcement activity has focused only on prosecuting and punishing those companies and individuals who yield to bribery demands in order to secure business. Pursuit and prosecution of the public officials who demand and extort the bribes has largely been ignored. This unbalanced strategy will never deter corruption. It is ineffective, counter-productive and will not result in a level playing field.
Most anti-corruption activity undertaken by countless organizations is not aimed at curtailing bribery demands. Instead, it is designed to promote high level, long-term “good governance” and “institution building” initiatives in numerous countries around the world. While these reforms are necessary, they must be augmented by practical training for law enforcement personnel who shoulder the principal burden to detect and prove corruption in major procurement and humanitarian projects.
In contrast, IACRC’s strategy is focused at the ground level and is designed to enhance the capability of law enforcement personnel in many countries to detect fraud and corruption at the project level and to prosecute their own officials who demand bribes to enrich themselves.
IACRC has years of experience creating anti-corruption programs for use in-country. Our experts build training programs and utilize tools specifically tailored to the needs of local law enforcement and international anti-corruption agencies.
The training delivered by IACRC is not just an intellectual exercise. We are on the ground providing practical, hands-on training to in-country law enforcement agencies using relevant case studies, which illustrate local bribery schemes.
Upon completion of instruction, IACRC training can be immediately used by law enforcement personnel in their pursuit of corrupt bidders and the officials who extort bribes to enrich themselves.