PACI - The Future of Trust and Integrity

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Corruption is at the center of many of the world’s economic and political challenges, impeding economic growth, weakening trust between stakeholders contributing to social inequality and obstructing innovation. Efforts to address corruption in the recent past have proved to have mixed results as corruption scandals have contributed to instability and increased distrust.

As the leading private sector-driven anti-corruption community, Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) is ideally positioned to provide a platform for rebuilding trust and integrity between public and private stakeholders. The second phase of the three-year Future of Trust and Integrity project will focus on Africa and seek to influence the approach used to address corruption through a positive and proactive model.

The project will identify and design practical solutions to promote trust and integrity through behavioral change, organizational innovation and technology adoption to address corruption in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Identifying such solutions will enable the development of a roadmap on trust building and recovery, with the project contributing to:

  • Better legislation and policies;

  • Better solutions which are tech-based;

  • Practical models for trust building in a business-to-business and business-to-government context; and

  • Formation of informal regional anti-corruption action networks.