The Ethics Institute (TEI)

Capacitating African business networks to implement global anti-corruption initiatives and good practices
Quick facts for this project:
Country of implementation:
Angola, South Africa
Duration (in years):
5 years
Funding volume in US-Dollar (million):
1.5 M
Registered in:
South Africa

Project Summary

The project aims to capacitate African business networks with the implementation of anti-corruption initiatives and good governance practices. The project will be implemented in Angola and in South Africa (at the municipal level).


Business networks and individual businesses seldom have the appropriate expertise to implement internationally developed anti-corruption and good governance guidelines, standards and initiatives, and are often unaware of their existence. Other challenges in the anti-corruption field relate to making impacts felt at the ground level, and creating platforms for the private and public sectors to engage on corruption challenges and Collective Action solutions.


This project will attempt to address these challenges and to build local capacity in two countries. In Angola the focus will be on Collective Action initiatives in the private sector with the aim of enhancing ethical business practices and good governance standards. This should improve the investment climate and enhance the ease of doing business in Angola.


In South Africa the project will aim to reduce corruption on the ground level, by engaging with municipalities and businesses at the local level to implement collective projects that will impact positively on the ethical business climate and municipal service delivery.

Description of Integrity Partner     

The Ethics Institute (TEI) is a not for profit, public benefit organization, which has been active since August 2000. The vision of The Ethics Institute (TEI) is to “build an ethically responsible society” in South Africa and other African countries, such as Mozambique, within the scope of this project. The Organization achieves its mission by forming partnerships with the public and private sectors, and serving as a resource through:

  • Thought leadership when setting ethical standards
  • Research in the field of organizational ethics management
  • Assessment of organization’s ethics programs
  • Training of ethics skills, including certification of Ethics Officers
  • Support and advisory services to clients
  • Project management on ethics / anti-corruption for the public and private sectors

The Ethics Institute


This project is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative.
Source: Project profile provided by the Integrity Partner as at date of funding agreement. For updates kindly refer to the latest Siemens Integrity Initiative Annual Report.