Making Whistleblower Protection Work: Elements of an Effective Approach (U4 Brief)

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This U4 Brief argues that aid organisations and all other public organisations should encourage staff report misconduct and corruption as part of their legal and professional duty. Protecting whistleblowers from retaliation or reprisal is a central strategy for achieving this objective. A positive management approach based on securing the organisation’s best interests, rather than ethics… Read more »

Good Practice in Whistleblowing Protection Legislation (WPL) – A U4 Expert Answer

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This short publication provides a short overview over legislation and mechanisms for whistleblower protection. It is organised into following sections: – Best Practice Whistleblowing Protection Legislation – Good Practice in Implementing Whistleblowing Protection Legislation – Further Reading. Click on the picture below to read the report.

Whistling while they work – A good practice guide for managing internal reporting of wrongdoings in public sector organisations

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This guide lays out how public sector organisations can better fulfil their missions, maintain their integrity and value their employees by adopting a current best-practice approach to the management of whistleblowing. It focuses on the processes needed for public employees and employees of public contractors to be able to report concerns about wrongdoing in public… Read more »

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

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Established in 1958, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) is one of five regional commissions. Its member states are 53 African nations. ECA’s strength derives from its role as the only UN agency mandated to operate at the regional and subregional levels to harness resources and bring them to bear on Africa’s priorities…. Read more »

The US Dodd-Frank Act and the Conflict Minerals Law

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The US Dodd-Frank Act As a result of the financial crisis of 2007-2010, significant changes were made to the financial legislative framework of the United States of America. The most important reform is the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which came into force in 2010. This Act is also referred to as… Read more »

OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

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A company sourcing minerals or metals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas has to ensure it respects human rights and does not contribute to any conflict through its activities. The OECD has developed international guidelines on due diligence for companies. See the OECD website for more information: The approach The Due Diligence Guidance comprises following five… Read more »

The EICC and GeSI Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative

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The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) are both member-based non-profit organisations representing the electronic industry and companies from the information and communication technologies sector. In 2008, they founded the EICC and GeSI Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) in order to support their members to address the issue of sourcing conflict-free… Read more »

The African Development Bank Group

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The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is a multilateral finance agency that has the aim to contribute to the economic development and social progress of African countries. The AfDB Group is comprised of three institutions: The African Development Bank (the parent institution), the African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund. The AfDB promotes the… Read more »

The Extractives Industries Review (World Bank)

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The World Bank Group initiated a wide consultation and research process to review the role of the Bank’s in the extractive sector. The conclusions and recommendations are published in a Final Report called “Striking a Better Balance”: According to the report, three conditions are to be implemented to allow extractive industries to contribute to the… Read more »

The Extractive Industries Source Book (World Bank)

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The Extractive Industries Source Book provides free online training, directed principally at policy makers in resource–rich developing countries. It was funded by the World Bank Group and realised in partnership with a global consortium of universities, the civil society and the private sector. The Extractive Industries Source Book highlights five key elements that are essential… Read more »