MACN Collective Action Countries

What is Collective Action and why is it important? 
At the core of MACN’s work are collective action initiatives where member companies unite with a wide range of stakeholders, including port and customs authorities, NGOs, and local government to implement a range of programs to directly address corruption risk in ports. Together, they undertake root cause analyses and implement a range of ‘recommended actions’ designed to tackle corruption in ports and across the maritime supply chain. Collective action is an important tool to help the private sector take proactive steps to tackle corruption.

What are the outcomes?
MACN’s collective actions have generated major outcomes, including for example: reductions in demands for facilitation payments in the Suez Canal; new regulations in Argentina that make it more difficult for officials to demand bribes (www.youtu.be/leWE3ebfuLE); and improved ease of operations in Nigerian ports, with the implementation of standardized operating procedures and grievance mechanisms.

At present, MACN has collective action projects in the highlighted countries below. Hover over a country for more information.