We make Korea a nation of integrity, free from corruption.
The ACRC, the anti-corruption control tower of Korea, has established and operated anti-corruption policies
and institutions as well as prevented corruption by spreading a culture of integrity and implementing integrity education.
Serve as an anti-corruption and integrity control tower
- The ACRC operates a government-wide cooperative system to push forward the government’s anti-corruption measures in a comprehensive and systematic manner.
- The ACRC promotes anti-corruption partnerships for the participation of citizens, such as Public-Private Consultative Council for Transparent Society
Create a culture of integrity in the public offices
- The ACRC operates diverse systems to create a culture of integrity in the public offices, such as the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act, and the Act on the Prevention of Conflict of Interest Related to Duties of Public Servants (to be enforced on May 19, 2022).
Lead the efforts of public institutions to improve integrity
- The ACRC leads the efforts to enhance integrity in the public sector by evaluating and measuring the public institutions’ efforts and procedures to implement integrity policies (Anti-Corruption Initiative Assessment) and the results (Integrity Assessment).
- The ACRC provides customized integrity consulting to the organizations with low integrity
Improve corruption-prone areas
- The ACRC analyzes and reviews corruption-causing factors in laws and regulations and makes recommendations for improvement.
- The ACRC implements fact-finding surveys, institutional improvements, and follow-up inspections to establish a fair hiring system of public institutions.
- The ACRC detects and improves anti-corruption tasks such as cheating and privileges in daily lives.
Operate the Anti-Corruption Training Institute
- The ACRC operates the Anti-Corruption Training Institute, the one and only educational institution in Korea specialized for anti-corruption and integrity, to support mandatory integrity education for public servants and to spread a culture of integrity into the private sector.
Achievements of Korea's Anti-Corruption Policy
Mid 1990s ~ Early 2000s
Demanding an anti-corruption law & independent body
2002 ~ 2007
KICAC(2002) the Korea Independent Commission Against Corruption
2008 ~ Present
ACRC (Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission)
└ KICAC + the Ombudsman of Korea + the Administrative Appeals Commission
- ACRC Act (2008) (The Act on the Prevention of Corruption & the Establishment and Management of the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission)
- Protection of Public Interest Reporters Act (2011) MORE
- Improper Solicitation and Graft Act (2016) MORE
- The Act on Prohibition of False Claims for Public Funds & Recovery of Illicit Profits(2020) MORE
- The Act on the Prevention of Conflict of Interest Related to Duties of Public Servants(2022) MORE