Transparency International’s Business Integrity Country Agenda (BICA) seeks to create a relevant body of evidence on business integrity in a given country, a widely shared agenda for reform and a collective momentum for change towards more business integrity among key stakeholders.
This document provides detailed information regarding the BICA Assessment Framework. The framework recognises that three key stakeholder groups – the public sector, the private sector and civil society – contribute to an environment which enables the private sector to act with integrity and accountability. This is reflected in the three areas included in the assessment:
- Public sector behaviour: Assessment of a country’s laws and practices in preventing, reducing and responding to corruption in the private sector
- Private sector behaviour: Assessment of a country’s private sector efforts in preventing, reducing and responding to corruption in the private sector
- Civil society behaviour: Assessment of the country’s civil society efforts in preventing, reducing and responding to corruption in the private sector
Each of the three assessment areas is broken down into thematic areas. Thematic areas describe a comprehensive topic, such as public procurement or whistleblowing. Each thematic area is then further broken down into key indicators that must be considered. For each indicator, a scoring question is asked and assessment criteria, references and proposed data are specified for how to answer that question.