IACRC focuses on training law enforcement and anti-corruption professionals around the world to detect, prove and prevent fraud and corruption, much of which occurs in procurement. Our primary objective is to help significantly reduce the impact of fraud and corruption on development.
Recent anti-bribery legislation and enhanced enforcement have deterred corrupt payments by contractors seeking work in the international arena. Unfortunately, however, very little attention has been paid to the other side of the equation – the continuing demands for bribes by corrupt local government officials in the developing world.
This imbalance greatly damages development efforts: corrupt officials exclude honest, capable companies when they decline bribe demands, and steer contracts to dishonest, often incapable, companies that accede to their demands. These firms then inflate their prices and cut back on quality to cover the cost of the payments and exploit the corrupt relationship.
Many of IACRCs programs are intended to address this problem and create a level playing field where honest companies can compete for contracts and deliver quality services in a process conducted by honest officials.
To accomplish this, the focus must be on Purposeful, Hands-On, Practical measures designed and delivered by committed experts.