Anti-Corruption Dictionary

There are literally hundreds of words, phrases, and idioms that are used by anti-corruption practitioners on a daily basis but for which definitions are not easily found. For example, “Kakistocratic,” “Ambitus,” or “Clientelism.” Also, there are many words and phrases which have different meanings for anti-corruption practitioners than for the general public, words such as “Embedded,” “Ghosts,” and “Rent.”


The UNISHKA Anti-Corruption Dictionary (ACD) is the first attempt (of which we are aware) to systematically identify, organize, define, and publish a compendium of anti-corruption terms for practitioners, academics, media, and students.