Corruption is a critical systemic obstacle in building resilient, strong and efficient institutions that could be trusted and supported by citizens. At the urban level, corruption results in not just ineffectiveness, but also enables criminal gangs and organised crime networks to operate in cities. These trends, while not entirely in the control of the local governments, affect the integrity of local institutions and often deem the implementation of local level crime prevention programmes inadequate to address the problems holistically. Bolstering local governance and law enforcement institutions, while at the same time, improving coordination between national and local government policies and practices to address corruption as a multi-causal, and many times, common-vulnerability-factor phenomenon, is key to providing sustainable results on the ground.

Tools & Services

Anti-Corruption e-learning courses

Technical Guide to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption

Comprehensive Self-Assessment Checklist on the Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption

TRACK Portal (Online Resource Center to Fight Corruption)

UNODC Anti-Corruption Legal Library (part of TRACK)

International Anti-Corruption Day- Campaign Materials

Guidebook on Anti-Corruption in Public Procurement and the Management of Public Finances 

Reporting on Corruption: A Resource Tool for Governments and Journalists

Resource Guide on Good Practices in the Protection of Reporting Persons

Training Materials - Safeguarding against Corruption in Major Public Events

StAR (Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative) - Corruption Cases Database, Asset Recovery Watch and Settlements Database

Effective Management and Disposal of Seized and Confiscated Assets

On-line Directories of Competent National Authorities

The Fight Against Corruption: e-learning tool for the private sector on UNCAC and Global Compact's 10th principle against corruption

United Nations Handbook on Practical Anti-Corruption Measures for Prosecutors and Investigators

Handbook on Anti-Corruption Measures in Prisons

UNCAC Coalition on Civil Society: Resources and Training Videos

UNDP/UNODC Guidance Note: UNCAC Self-assessments: Going Beyond the Minimum

Partnering in Anti-Corruption Knowledge (PACK): A Guidance Note for Development Partners

Building Public Support for Anti-Corruption Efforts: Why Anti-Corruption Agencies Need to Communicate and How

Latest News

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COVID-19 Response & Complex Emergencies - UNODC co-convened the thematic session: 'Bolstering local action to control the pandemic and accelerate implementation' ahead of the High Level Political Forum 2020... read more

Urban Safety Governance Assessments in Chilanzar - UNODC’s Urban Safety Governance Assessment is currently underway and results of the Assessment are expected in the third quarter of 2020... read more





Related initiatives

Visit the Safety Audit Websites of Queretaro and Cali 

See the Family Skills Training Programmes in low- and middle-income countries

Visit the UNODC Crime Prevention Webpages