The U.S. Agency for International Development joins with changemakers around the world to mark International Anti-Corruption Day and reaffirm our commitment to countering corruption and kleptocracy both within countries and across borders. As part of these efforts, this week USAID launched its first-ever Anti-Corruption Policy, enshrining the fight against corruption as a core Agency priority. 

The Policy captures a bold array of actions that USAID will take to seize the opportunities and face the challenges in front of us. For example, our work will build on the recent release of state-of-the-art guidance aimed at modernizing anti-corruption approaches, including a Dekleptification Guide focused on uprooting entrenched corruption during “windows of opportunity,” a Guide to Countering Corruption Across Sectors, a specialized handbook on countering corruption in the global health sector. USAID has also provided seed funding for Reporters Shield, a global insurance product to defend investigative journalists and at-risk civil society actors from defamation lawsuits. Reporters Shield will be operational in 2023. 

Additional details about USAID’s work, including our recent announcements, are available on our website.

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