Corruption – a threat to development

Corruption constitutes a serious threat to social and economic development, and it particularly affects people living in poverty. In poor societies and fragile states, corruption may lead to the deterioration of basic security and public services. Fighting corruption therefore means using state funding properly and contributing to combatting poverty, societal security and development – in Sweden as well as abroad.

What is corruption?

FBA defines corruption as the misuse of trust, power or position for improper gain. Corruption encompasses, inter alia, the offering and receiving of bribes, embezzlement, bias and nepotism.

Read more in the FBA’s anti-corruption policy.

Please report if:

• You suspect corruption in a development initiative funded by the FBA

• You suspect that the FBA’s funds are not being managed correctly

Report to us by using the form below. You are not required to fill in all fields. The document Processing of personal data describes how we handle personal data. It is important that you understand how it works. The FBA cannot guarantee anonymity, but you can hide your identity by using an e-mail address that cannot be linked to you.

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    The evolution of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programs – from programs to processes

    South Sudan 2013

    The prop-plane bounces through turbulence and I am awoken. I gaze out the window at the landing strip. From high above it looks busy, with many aircraft on the ta­rmac. When we land I realize that all of the cargo planes, troop carriers, and small aircraft are actually all destroyed and the fuselages have merely been pushed to the side of the mortar-potted runway. The wounds of war are still fresh here.

    After several hours ... Read entire post »

    2020-07-08 08:37
  • Posted by Anna-Linn Ekenstierna

    Stories of partners and colleagues are what I bring with me

    “Your facilitation brought us to a safe space and process where we shared our stories, really listened to each other and learned from each other.”

    These are words that I bring with me as I say goodbye to partners and colleagues at the FBA this time around, heading for a new adventure.

    The feedback means a lot to me since it indicates that we achieved what we had set out to do. I and my colleagues at the ... Read entire post »

    2020-06-26 13:29
  • Posted by Susanna Rudehill

    20 years of women, peace and security – what do we have to celebrate?

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), a groundbreaking step for gender equality in international peace and security. Nine resolutions have followed and together they make up what we today call the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda.

    It’s not the first international framework for women’s rights and gender equality. So why is it called groundbreaking? Because the agenda for the first time recognized inequalities between women and men ... Read entire post »

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