Implementing Anti-Bribery Standards in Indonesia

Man in traditional garb holding sign during anti-corruption protest in Indonesia.

As part of International Anti-Corruption Day activities in 2018, we helped to sponsor a panel discussion on the SNI/ISO 37001 anti-bribery standards. They are one of the most recognized global benchmarks for anti-bribery management programs.

The panel was moderated by Juhani Grossman, CEGAH’s Chief of Party, the USAID-funded project which aims to reduce corruption by addressing its root causes and strengthening the community of accountability.

The panel also featured the head of the National Standards Agency, the Presidential Deputy Chief of Staff, an ISO 37001 expert from Singapore, and a Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) advisor.

It focused primarily on progress in the implementation of the standards. Although Indonesia’s score on the international Corruption Perception Index has seen steady improvements, the country’s AntiCorruption Agency (KPK) remains committed to curtailing the negative effects of bribery.

“Constructive yet honest engagement with the private sector is the only way to reduce the supply-side of corruption. ISO 37001 is one of the tools we have used to engage with the government and the private sector to do just that,” said Grossman.

CEGAH sponsored a variety of events and activities to showcase the impacts of its anti-corruption work for International Anti-Corruption Day. These included launching the Gratuity Online application to report gifts given to local authorities, and publishing a new guidebook on corporate criminal investigations for judges and law enforcers.


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