The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) is an international organization based in Laxenburg, Austria. It is the first global institution of its kind, dedicated to overcoming current shortcomings in knowledge and practice in the field of anti-corruption and seeking to empower professionals for the challenges of tomorrow.
The Academy offers standardized and tailor-made trainings, academic degree programmes, opportunities for dialogue and networking, and anti-corruption think-tank and benchmarking activities. It provides a new, holistic approach to anti-corruption education and research, delivers and facilitates anti-corruption training for practitioners from all sectors of society, and provides technical support and assistance to a wide variety of stakeholders. International cooperation, the sharing of knowledge and experiences, and mutual support are fundamental aspects of IACA’s mandate.
The organization was initiated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, INTERPOL, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), the Republic of Austria, and other stakeholders. It became an international organization on 8 March 2011 and currently has a constituency of 74 Parties, including three international organizations. IACA is an observer to the UN General Assembly, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption, the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and the International Organization for Migration, and has explicitly been welcomed by an array of international resolutions.
IACA is a signatory to the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, which aims to realize the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through responsible management education and to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world.
IACA observes geographical and cultural diversity and seeks broad partnerships with public and private sector institutions, international and non-governmental organizations, and civil society. It works together with these partners to co-organize anti-corruption trainings, and participates in other international events as a co-sponsor or expertise provider. In addition, IACA’s Dean, faculty members, and senior representatives regularly (guest) lecture and contribute to international anti-corruption consultations and working groups, advisory boards, conferences, and meetings.
In providing anti-corruption education and research, IACA draws on an unwavering drive towards excellence, a spirit of innovation, and a commitment to rendering itself accessible to individuals from all over the globe.