FAFPI members meet regularly to share experience and discuss challenges in the fight against facilitation payments. Topics of the meetings depend on demands and needs defined by FAFPI members and might include adressing the challenges of establishing an effective anti-facilitation payment policy, training of employees, collection of data and reporting, risk assessment and due diligence, communication and so on. An activity can also be the development of guidelines for members or other related activities within the scope of the objective of FAFPI.
One of the main objectives of FAFPI is to report demands for facilitation payments. A core activity is therefore to share experiences about how to develop, establish, and implement internal reporting systems for facilitation payments in support of reporting to FAFPI’s annonymous reporting tool.
FAFPI reporting tool
FAFPI member will utilise a reporting system developed for them to report – in a secure, trusted, and anonymous manner – demands for facilitation payments they and their employees encounter.
Each member receives a unique log-in to the crypto-tech system and cannot access other members’ unique data. The total, aggregate reported data is visible for all members and cannot be tracked back to any individual member.
At a starting point, FAFPI members and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) jointly select a number of hot-spot locations to receive special attention, in order to gain learning and encourage FAFPI members to get started with reporting into the system. However, the system will be open for reporting from all locations right from the start.
The hot-spots are locations where demands for facilitation payments are recognised as a systematic challenge and where the MFA has political leverage to enter into dialogue with the local public authorities to terminate the demands.