Anti-Corruption Tools

A number of tools are available to companies seeking to construct anti-corruption compliance programs, conduct risk assessments, and to better train and equip their staff when facing compliance risks in their business operations. These tools can also assist companies and other stakeholders in identifying opportunities for potential Collective Action initiatives. The links below, from the Basel Institute and partner organisations, provide an introduction to the resources available to companies seeking to mitigate compliance and corruption risks.

Practitioners' handbooks and booklets: In addition to the resources below, a number of guides have been published and are available separately within the Publications section of the B20 Collective Action Hub.

Basel AML Index

The Basel AML Index is a country risk ranking to measure the risk of money laundering/terrorist financing and other relevant aspects, such as financial standards and public transparency. The Basel AML Index aggregates third party data from sources such as the FATF, World Bank, and the World Economic Forum to assess a country's overall money laundering risk.

The Fight Against Corruption: e-Learning Tool

This online learning platform offers practical guidance on how to fight corruption in all forms through six interactive-video dilemma scenarios. A joint project of the UN Global Compact and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the tool is targeted at everyone who acts on behalf of a company. Each module only lasts about five minutes, providing a quick and effective way of learning.

Transparency International Anti-Corruption Glossary

Transparency International's Anti-Corruption Glossary provides easy to understand, animated definitions of the many forms of corruption that exist, as well as the methods used to challenge it.

GestãoTransparente (Transparent Management)

The GestãoTransparente Simulator is an interactive, dynamic and practical tool for supporting the management of corruption risks of an organization. The website is available in both Portuguese and English.

TRACE Matrix

The TRACE Matrix measures business bribery risk in all countries. It assesses countries across four domains – Business Interactions with Government, Anti-bribery Laws and Enforcement, Government and Civil Service Transparency, and the Capacity for Civil Society Oversight, including the role of the media – as well as nine sub-domains. Developed in collaboration with RAND Corporation, the TRACE Matrix provides the business community with a powerful new tool for anti-bribery risk assessment.

TRACE Due Diligence Options

TRACE offers a range of risk-based due diligence solutions that are based on internationally accepted best practices and are further enhanced by TRACE's experience and familiarity with the compliance needs of multinational companies, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises. Please review the individual due diligence service pages for more detail on each option or contact

TRAC – Supply Chain Due Diligence

TRAC is the first supply and marketing chain due diligence platform developed for organizations and individuals to create a compliance profile and confidentially share it with their business partners via a secure online system. TRAC is designed for lower risk third parties, like suppliers and intermediaries with low volume sales, or those selling into markets with low levels of bribery, and provides a reasonable, international baseline standard for due diligence and compliance. TRAC is part of the TRACE Portable Due Diligence Solution which eliminates third party screening costs for multinational corporations by allowing commercial intermediaries to pay for and own their verified due diligence information. To learn more, please contact

TRACEcertification - Third-Party Due Diligence and Compliance

TRACEcertification is a comprehensive due diligence review and approval process that allows third parties to own their verified due diligence information, eliminating screening costs for multinational companies. TRACEcertification reports contain a wealth of anti-bribery compliance information establishing that the commercial intermediary has been thoroughly vetted, trained and certified by TRACE. Certification by TRACE signifies that the candidate has completed internationally accepted due diligence procedures and has been forthcoming and cooperative during the review process. The successful completion of TRACEcertification demonstrates their commitment to commercial transparency, allowing them to serve as a valued business partner to multinational companies. To learn more, please contact

TRACE Compendium

The TRACE Compendium is a compilation of summaries of international anti-bribery enforcement actions. Most actions included in the TRACE Compendium are Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and/or the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). However, the TRACE Compendium also includes the growing number of international anti-bribery enforcement actions brought by enforcement authorities outside of the United States, particularly amongst signatories to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. For the non-U.S. enforcement actions, in order to capture increased international enforcement activity, summaries are included for matters currently under investigation. Enforcement activity included in the TRACE Compendium shares one characteristic: the conduct at issue – the bribery – crosses an international border. Domestic anti-bribery prosecutions and investigations are outside the scope of the TRACE Compendium.