Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) can be involved in the UNCAC at all stages from the review process to its implementation. Article 13 of the UNCAC encourages States Parties to promote the active participation of civil society in the prevention and fight against corruption. Through promoting the UNCAC, civil society’s involvement at all levels in the fight against corruption is strengthened.
CSOs are increasingly transitioning from an outside voice for change to a partner working with governments and the private sector in preventing and combating corruption. CSOs have so far in the project contributed to policy interventions, raised awareness on anti-corruption priorities, brought ground-level voices to international discussions, and spearheaded corruption monitoring and reporting initiatives.