Innovative thinking in
anti-corruption and compliance


Innovative thinking in
anti-corruption and compliance

Research is a central element of IACA’s mandate and helps to support the organization’s programmes and activities around the world.

By making its research outputs available to a broad audience, IACA intends to position itself as a centre of innovative thinking in anti-corruption and compliance.

Global Research Network

For highly qualified and motivated researchers from around the world in the areas of anti-corruption, compliance, and/or collective action


The IACA’s Global Research Network connects researchers, academic and research institutions, and all those who are interested in research on anti-corruption, compliance and collective action from around the world.

The Global Research Network allows for greater collaboration and sharing of resources and ideas. It supports the initiation, design and implementation of global, regional, and interdisciplinary research projects. Moreover, it makes results and innovative ideas available for policy makers and anti-corruption practitioners from the public and private sectors.


Benefits for members

Members of the Global Research Network have opportunities:

  • to become a part of the international anti-corruption professional community
  • to participate in international research projects and activities
  • to expand international network and establish professional contacts with colleagues from all over the world
  • to find partners for own research projects and reviewers for academic publications
  • to share research papers and innovative ideas with the international anti-corruption professional community
  • to submit research papers for publication in the peer reviewed IACA’s Research Paper Series
  • to attend the academic conferences and events organized or supported by IACA
  • to be invited as a lecturer for IACA’s academic programmes and trainings


Membership is open for individual researchers (individual membership) from around the world.

To join the IACA’s Global Research Network, an applicant should meet at least one of the criteria of eligibility-below:

  • Academic publications on the relevant topics,
  • An experience of participation in completed or ongoing research projects on anti-corruption, compliance, collective action initiative or related topics,
  • A practical experience in anti-corruption, compliance, collective action initiative or related fields,
  • A work experience in academic and/or research institutions.

Proficiency in English is a mandatory requirement for membership in the Network.

IACA welcomes applications from young researchers who have just started their professional careers.


The official language of the IACA’s Global Research Network is English.

Research projects may be implemented in other languages.


Latest Research

IACA professors and researchers conduct original research in the areas of collective action, compliance, and (private sector) anti-corruption with the aim of establishing new benchmarks and practice-oriented approaches.

Overview of Anti-Corruption Compliance Standards and Guidelines

Eduard Ivanov

Does corruption end in the safe heaven: the voice of refugees in the destination country

Iryna Mikhnovets

Inhibiting Factors for Small and Medium Scale Enterprise (SMEs) Participation in Anti-Corruption Collective Action. A Case Study of the Malawi SMEs

Ipyana Musopole

Changing Winds and Shifting Sands: Enforcement, a Driver for Corporate Behavioural Transition Towards Compliance, Even in Cases of Voluntary Disclosure

Mallika Mahajan

Master’s Theses

Here we present some some examples of master’s theses by graduates of IACA’s Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) and International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action (IMACC) programmea for which independent research was conducted.

Corporate Liability for Corruption in Malawi: The Policy Legal and Regulatory Issues

Atuweni Juwayeyi-Agbermodji

2017 – 2019 Class

Computerised and (not) Corrupt Government? Assessing the Effectiveness of E-Governance as An Antidote to Corruption in Public Service. A Case Study of Malawi

Wesley Chalo Kawelo Mwafulirwa

2017 – 2019 Class

The Role of Lawyers in Judicial Corruption in China and Suggestions on how to Mitigate Judicial Corruption

Ming Wu

2017 – 2019 Class

Syndicate Corruption in Public Finance Management: Dynamics, Vulnerabilities and Possible Strategies. A Case Study of Central Government of Uganda

Grace Atwongyeire

2016 – 2018 Class

IACA Library

The IACA library comprises a vast collection of resources covering various subject areas, with a special focus on anti-corruption. It offers print publications as well as access to databases and journals, providing thousands of scholarly articles and resources.