IACC Governance Structure

The IACC Council

The IACC Council is the governing body of the IACC series. It is their duty to select the IACC dates and host country as well as overseeing the development of the main theme and programme of each Conference. Through their experience and leadership, the Council contributes greatly to the success of every IACC.

The Council is composed of nine members demonstrating high competence, experience, integrity and dedication to the fight against corruption. Council members serve in their personal capacity only. The Transparency International (TI) Board of Directors with due regard to institutional, professional, and geographic diversity as well as gender and age balance appoint the Chair and four Council members. The other four Council members are invited to become members by the five members already appointed by the TI Board of Directors. Once convened, the IACC Council elects a Vice Chair from among their members. Council members serve a term of up to six years, which in principle corresponds to three IACC cycles.

Read the IACC Council Constitution.

Council Key Decisions

Find here the key IACC Council decisions, published in accordance with the IACC Council

Transparency International

TI is the Secretariat to the IACC Council and has a dedicated IACC team in its Berlin offices. On behalf of the IACC Council, the IACC team designs the conference agenda and provides advice and assistance to the host of each conference. Other responsibilities include advising the host country on logistics and raising funds for the participating delegates.

TI is also responsible for the engagement of international stakeholders while preparing and implementing the conference programme. This includes communicating with organisations and individuals involved at the forefront of anti-corruption work. TI collates programme suggestions, and prepares the conference’s plenary sessions and workshops.

Choosing the Host Country

As Secretariat to the IACC Council, the governing body of the Conference series, Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) in Berlin explores the possibility of hosting an IACC with interested members of the TI movement (National Chapter, National Contact Point, Individual Member) and the governments of their respective countries. There is an open and competitive selection process for those interested: Typically, the TI representative in the country would initiate correspondence with the government to explore the interest in hosting the IACC. Traditionally, the future IACC host country shall be announced at the closing ceremony of the upcoming IACC.

Interested governments shall provide a letter of intention to TI-S to start the process of negotiation. After evaluating the conditions that are offered, this process should continue with a formal proposal by the potential host country, stemming from the Head of State, the Prime Minister or President. The letter should be signed by the Head of a government ministry, or entity with a clear mandate to curb corruption or boost transparency in the country. The final decision on accepting the host country is made by the IACC Council.

At the 18th IACC in Copenhagen last year we announced that the 19th IACC will be held in Seoul, Korea in 2018. We are now seeking a host country for the 20th IACC to be held in 2022. 

To learn more about the selection process of IACC in 2022, please write to [email protected]


IACC Agreements with the Host Country

Each edition of the IACC is based in a different region of the world. Once the host country has been selected, a formal commitment is drawn up in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) or an official Agreement, these include a series of annexes which are available upon request.

18th IACC Agreement, Copenhagen, Denmark

17th IACC MoU, Panama City, Panama

16th IACC Agreement, Putrajaya, Malaysia

15th IACC MoU, Brasilia, Brazil

14th IACC MoU, Bangkok, Thailand

13th IACC MoU, Athens, Greece

12th IACC MoU, Guatemala City, Guatemala

11th IACC MoU, Seoul, South Korea

10th IACC MoU, Prague, Czech Republic

9th IACC MoU, South Africa

IACC Financial Information

Financial reporting is an integral part of work; an audit is performed after each IACC and uploaded to our website to ensure the highest standards of accountability and transparency.

17th IACC Financial Audit Report and Approval to the TI-S Financial Report

16th IACC Financial Audit Report

15th IACC Financial Audit Report, Financial Final Report and Summary of Sponsorship Contributions:  relatorio iacc_patrocinio 1 (summary of sponsorship contributions)

14th IACC Financial Audit Report

13th IACC Financial Audit Report

12th IACC Financial Audit Report

TI-S Audited Financial Statements

This section details the Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) Financial statements and how they relate to the IACC. Transparency International acts as Secretariat to the IACC Council and to the Agenda Shapers of each conference through a dedicated IACC team.

TI-S Audited Financial Statement 2017 and Complementary Breakdown of IACC Income and Expenditure

TI-S Audited Financial Statement 2016 and Complementary Breakdown of IACC Income and Expenditure

TI-S Audited Financial Statement 2015 and Complementary Breakdown of IACC Income and Expenditure

TI-S Audited Financial Statement 2014 and Complementary Breakdown of IACC Income and Expenditure

TI-S Audited Financial Statement 2013 and Complementary Breakdown of IACC Income and Expenditure

TI-S Audited Financial Statement 2012 and Complementary Breakdown of IACC Income and Expenditure

TI-S Audited Financial Statement 2011 and Complementary Breakdown of IACC Income and Expenditure


For a consolidated financial overview of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) for the period of 2011-15, please click here.


All financial statements are published as soon as they become available. The report of IACC finances for 2015 and for the 16th IACC cycle will be made available once ready.