arrow's anti-corruption policy

The purpose of the Anti-Corruption Policy is to support ethics of work which are characterised by a high personal and organisational integrity, both internally and in relation to partners and donors. ARROW receives funding from many different sources and donors, and we have a responsibility to administer this funding in a responsible manner. The regulations of ARROW make clear demands to prevent and fight corruption, and we will fulfil this responsibility by promoting transparency and democratic control within our own organisation and our partner organisations.

The anti-corruption policy applies to all staff, the Board of Directors of ARROW, the Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) of ARROW, and ARROW partners. Everyone mentioned above is required to follow this anti-corruption policy, and any infringement of this policy will be treated in accordance with the rules for follow-up and reporting described in this document.

Corruption is a threat against good governance, sustainable development, democratic processes and good business practice and contributes to social inequality. ARROW is at all times responsible towards our donors, cooperating partners and target groups, and prevention of corruption is crucial for the development results that we wish to achieve in our work.

ARROW works in developing countries in complex contexts with various languages and cultures and recognises that we and our partners must be able to carry out our work within these differences. This makes big demands on all to maintain and promote a high ethical standard and responsible behaviour built on knowledge, respect and common sense. We also follow the national legislation where we work and observe the rules and regulations of international law.

To report a suspected case of corruption, please write to the Anti-Corruption Committee at [email protected] or Fax: 603-22739913 or send it by mail to us.

ARROW will consider anonymous complaints if there is enough information in the complaint to enable us to make further enquiries. If, however, an anonymous complaint does not provide enough information to enable us to take further action, we may decide not to pursue it further. Any decision not to pursue an anonymous complaint must be authorised by the anti-corruption committee.


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