The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) is an international organization based in Laxenburg, Austria. Through education, research and cooperation, IACA aims to overcome current shortcomings in knowledge and practice in the field of anti-corruption. It is the only global institution solely dedicated to the study of the anti-corruption phenomenon and making its practitioners better-equipped for the challenges of tomorrow. IACA engages in research on structural reformand provides standardized and tailor-made trainings, as well as and opportunities for knowledge transfer and networking.. All of IACA’s activities are based on a holistic approach; an approach which is international, integrates various disciplines, offers practical knowledge and tools, caters to all sectors of society and strives for the establishment of sustainable strategies.
IACA was offeset by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the Republic of Austria. With 53 signatures to its founding treaty, IACA became an international organization on 8 March 2011. Today, the Academy has a constituency of 63 UN Member States and three international organizations, 41 of which have already become party to the Agreement. Apart from this, IACA holds observer status with the United Nations Social and Economic Council (ECOSOC) and the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). It has signed a variety of cooperation agreements with other international bodies and academic institutions in an effort to strengthen the global anti-corruption cause.
In providing anti-corruption education, training and research, IACA draws on an unwavering drive towards excellence, a spirit of innovation, and a commitment to rendering itself accessible to participants from each corner of the globe.