This report looks back on 2022 and shines light on the activities carried out by the IACA team through an innovative year as the Academy continues to deliver expertise and enhance its educational offerings while returning to normalcy in the post-COVID world. 

Committed to empowering professionals and practitioners working in preventing and fighting corruption - through education, capacity building, technical assistance, and research - IACA has introduced new educational and training programmes, as well as spearheaded new research projects.  

Recognizing the demand for new and more effective alternatives in fighting corruption, grounded in local contexts and based on trust and collaboration, IACA introduced the Certificate Programme in Anti-Corruption Collective Action (ACCA) in March 2022. With the support of the Siemens Integrity Initiative, the programme promotes the practical implementation of Collective Action based on a tailored methodology and close guidance. 

IACA endeavours to perform cutting-edge research in the field of anti-corruption studies. To this end, with the financial support of the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (NAZAHA) of Saudi Arabia, in May 2022 we launched the Global Programme on Measuring Corruption (GPMC) with the aim to develop accurate and scientifically based measurement tools in anti-corruption. Additionally, the Academy continues to progress in collaborative research projects with several partners in the global anti-corruption system 

Our goal has always been to deliver and facilitate anti-corruption education and training for professionals and practitioners from diverse backgrounds. We offer tailor-made-trainings with simultaneous interpretation services or, alternatively, identify experienced lecturers that speak the language of choice. Also, some open online trainings developed by the Academy are available in Russian, Portuguese, and Spanish. To further extend our global reach, in September 2022, IACA launched its first Master Programme taught completely in Spanish, Máster en Estudios Anticorrupción y Compliance (MACC).  

In all that we do, the Academy remains devoted to ensuring gender equality. Our efforts to promote such a crucial principle are upheld in the selection and recruitment of its staff, its collaborations, participation in its programmes and trainings, and the awarding of scholarships. Female empowerment through education is a powerful weapon that enhances the global efforts to fight corruption.  

IACA has worked tirelessly to strengthen the engagement of the Parties in order to enhance organizational ownership and consolidate existing partnerships while developing new ones. The innovative achievements of 2022 are the result of joint efforts of all the relevant stakeholders, particularly IACA’s constituency, including the host state of Austria, the Board of Governors (BoG), the International Senior Advisory Board (ISAB), the International Academic Advisory Board (IAAB), faculty, students, participants, and alumni. It is our sincerest hope that we will be able to ensure the conditions for IACA to realize its full potential. Together, we can build on what the Academy has achieved to date and ensure that it becomes an even stronger actor in the global fight against corruption. 

IACA Secretariat

International Anti-Corruption Academy

Laxenburg/Vienna, Austria  |  T: +43 2236 710 718 101

© 2024 IACA. Developed by IACA.

Laxenburg/Vienna, Austria  |  T: +43 2236 710 718 101

© 2023 IACA. Developed by IACA.