Corruption harms the reputation of any institution concerned and inevitably leads to loss of confidence in both the general public and close partners. Corruption also causesmaterial damage, e.g., by awarding contracts to companies, although their services are more expensive or of lower quality than those of other providers. The costs, however, that arise (corruption) are included in the invoice.
In case of the German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) as a grant recipient all this is at the expense of the taxpayers' money. In this respect, DIE feels obliged to protect itself with all available possibilities of corruption and to sensitise its employees appropriately. In particular, DIE attaches importance to meet with high ethical standards in its professional work/business.
As expression of its institutional responsibility, the DIE adheres to the Corporate Governance Code of the Federal Government (Code of Conduct). To ensure the observance of these rules, the DIE has implemented the guidelines issued by the federal government to prevent corruption with different modules:
The employees of the Institute are encouraged to adhere to these internal rules and to incorporate the principles of the Code of Conduct against corruption in their daily work.