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. 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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