Humboldt Viadrina School of Governance*

Best Practice on Anti-Corruption Incentives and Sanctions for Business
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Duration (in years):
3 years
Funding volume in US-Dollar (million):
1.3 M
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Project Summary                                             

The project analyzes and tests in real world situations existing and potential anti-corruption incentives and sanctions to achieve a sustainable impact on the behavior of business by  providing successful models for practical implementation.


It aims at providing interested parties from government, business, and civil society, with an overview of existing and potential mechanisms for incentives and sanctions to encourage companies to engage against corruption. Further to a multi-stakeholder selection process of priorities, comprehensive research will be conducted to prepare a catalog of qualitative assessments of the effectiveness or reasons for failures of each identified anti-corruption incentive and sanction. This will include explanatory comments to facilitate their increased or improved use in enforcement practice and as voluntary measures.

The applicability of selected key incentives and sanctions will be tested with local multi-stakeholder pilot groups in selected countries by identifying key agents and moderating dialogs to advance the effective change process. Outcomes of these activities will be used to develop 1. a practitioner handbook that comprises experiences, lessons learned and best practices, and 2. learning modules to support online as well as in-person training. Both outcomes provide a sustainable framework for further education and motivation in implementing such mechanisms.

Description of Integrity Partner     

The Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance in Berlin empowered and guided societal change agents by enabling them to reflect, act, and accomplish. Bridging society’s multiple stakeholders, the Humboldt-Viadrina offered a unique portfolio of education, research, dialogues, projects and events – always seeking to advance practical implementation to drive societal change.


*The Humboldt-Viadrina had to terminate its operation in June 2014.

The project’s output remain to be available in the public domain and are actively promoted by a project-oriented successor organization,
the Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform.


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.