Anti-Corruption and Integrity
Corruption is one of the greatest obstacles to development. It poses a danger to democracy, creates legal uncertainty and discourages foreign investors. It leads to public resources being squandered or misappropriated. Vital services such as health care and water fail to reach the population. Poor population groups in particular suffer from the impacts of corruption.
At the same time, corruption undermines the achievement of key reform goals and the efficiency and effectiveness of development cooperation. International agreements such as the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), the Paris Declaration, the Accra Agenda for Action and the G20 Action Plan highlight the particular relevance of the topic.
In collaboration with international partners, we support partner countries in developing comprehensive solutions to prevent corruption. We pursue a holistic approach in this field and cooperate with various government institutions, including anti-corruption commissions, interior ministries, supreme audit institutions and the judiciary, but also with civil society and private actors. The aim is to strengthen government institutions that guarantee access to public services for all in accordance with the principles of transparency, integrity, participation and accountability.