UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime):
UNODC and Microsoft
UNODC and Microsoft – Tools and Resources for Anti-Corruption Knowledge (TRACK)
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has developed a Legal Library http://www.track.unodc.org to serve as an electronic repository of laws, regulations, administrative practices and cases related to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The Legal Library builds mainly on information gathered through the UNCAC Implementation Review Mechanism, a peer review process by which States are assessed on their implementation of the Convention. The Legal Library collects and analyses this information, and thus facilitates the dissemination of updated and validated knowledge on efforts to bring national legal frameworks in compliance with the Convention.
In creating this database, a broader web-based portal of non-legal knowledge on UNCAC implementation and asset recovery was also established. This website, www.track.unodc.org, is known as TRACK (Tools and Resources for Anti-Corruption Knowledge) and serves as an electronic repository of anti-corruption knowledge, including reports, studies, policy papers, assessments and compilations of good practices, generated by reputable regional or international institutions. The TRACK portal creates a single site where such information can be searched and accessed by users world-wide. A further key objective of TRACK was to create a community of practice where registered users can communicate, exchange information and schedule events. The common workspace is intended for partner institutions, anti-corruption practitioners and experts to communicate and collaborate directly with each other.
The technology necessary to develop the blueprint for the initiative was provided by the Microsoft Corporation as a pro bono contribution to the anti-corruption work of the United Nations. The launch of the portal marks another example of the growing role of the private sector in the fight against corruption.
Partnership types of interest
Advocacy of global issues; Standards and guidelines development; Project funding; Provision of services / personnel
Anti-corruption, transparency and law enforcementBusiness sectors
Advocacy and legal services; Construction; Education and training; Engineering; Forestry; Public administration