Business Action Against Corruption
Business Action Against Corruption (BAAC) is a programme of joint action by government and the private sector to tackle corruption. The Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOG) directed the programme to be developed to improve the conditions for doing business and thereby promote investment and sustainable development in Africa. The first project followed an invitation from the President of Botswana, and BAAC now operates in ten African countries. The Presidents of Nigeria, Malawi and the Prime Minister of Cameroon have formally endorsed BAAC and CBi is the host of BAAC Nigeria. The programme supports practical initiatives, which promote good governance and improve the investment climate. BAAC aims to create partnerships between business and government to fight corruption and fraud through facilitating collective action, research, education training as well as the development and dissemination of best practice tools and guidelines.