Corruption (the abuse of entrusted power for personal gain or seeking to unfairly influence decisions for personal gain) on the part of any employee, board member, consultant, or volunteer of the Swiss Academy for Development (SA4D) or any affiliated party (partner organization and its employees, consultants, or volunteers) in their work on SA4D projects is prohibited.

Anyone among the above-mentioned groups who commits a corrupt act while working with/for SA4D or one of its projects or mandates is subject to disciplinary action, including potential termination/removal.

SA4D management will ensure that the organization as well as its partner organizations are taking reasonable steps to prevent, detect, and appropriately address potential corruption in SA4D projects. Open communication to donors and other stakeholders on implementation of this policy shall be maintained.