The fight against corruption has become more urgent than ever.
As our knowledge of the phenomenon expands, we realise the extent
of the harm it causes. Mr M R Baloyi: Minister for the Public Services and Administration, South Africa.
Chairperson of the 5th Pan African Conference of Ministers of Public/Civil Service
Corruption hurts the poor disproportionately by diverting funds intended
for development, undermining a government’s ability to provide
basic services, feeding inequality and injustice and discouraging
foreign investment and aid. Kofi Annan: former UN Secretary General
I am delighted that Business Action Against Corruption has started a
programme with the Government in Cameroon. BAAC’s commitment to
work in partnership with Government is a critical part of our strategy H.E. Ephraim Inoni: former Prime Minister of the Republic of Cameroon
Business Action Against Corruption is innovative with its emphasis
on practical results and seeking out coalitions that involve business
forming partnerships with government to combat corruption in its various forms. H.E. Dr Bingu wa Mutharika: President of the Republic of Malawi
Business Action Against Corruption (BAAC) is a collective multi stakeholder action by government and the private sector to tackle corruption. The programme was developed at the invitation of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to improve the conditions for doing business and thereby promote investment and sustainable development in Africa.
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BAAC is undertaking a project to develop a comprehensive benchmarking system for measuring progress regarding anti-corruption in Africa. The project is being driven by the BAAC and the CBC in conjunction with key official African institutions, including the African Development Bank, Eco-nomic Commission for Africa and the African Union Advisory Board on corruption. The aim of the project is to develop a benchmarking tool, which will provide a broadly based assessment meas-ure that is able to identify gaps and measure progress regarding anticorruption regimes and proc-esses at a national level in a properly contextualized manner, thereby reducing reliance on purely perceptual measures.
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20th March 2012
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A cross sector Technical Group of experts, consisting of partner institutions involved in the development of the Benchmarking Initiative with the role of strategically guiding the development of the indicators of the tool and to implement outcomes of the consultative processes. This inaugural Working Group meeting, which was convened by GPAD-UNECA and the CBC (14 – 15 November, in Addis Ababa) comprised of participants from BAAC, CBC, UNECA, SAFAC and the AU Board.
The Botswana Business Action Against Corruption (BAAC) on Monday 26th September 2011 launched their code of conduct for the private sector. The launch was held at Business Ethics workshop jointly organized by the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) and the Botswana Confederation of Industry and Manpower (BOCCIM) with support from the Southern Africa Trust Hub.
The Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) in collaboration with the Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Malawi chapter of Business Action Against Corruption organized a half day business symposium on 22nd September 2011 at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre, Malawi. The symposium, whose theme was ‘The National Anti-Corruption Strategy; Key Factors and Implications for Business Practice’ attracted participants from the business community including the media and the general public.
As part of activities commemorating Tanzania’s 50 years Anniversary, the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) led the Tanzania business sector to launch the BAAC chapter in the country. The event was held on 19th September 2011 at Monvepick Royal Palm Hotel in Dar es Salaam.
This forum was a joint event with the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the director general of the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and 80 Directors of leading Nigerian listed companies to strengthen the corporate governance system, a key issue in reforming the business environment.
The Africa Investment Forum was held in Accra, Ghana, 8‐10 February 2010 as a focus on Ghana's anti-corruption strategy.