Anti-bribery / Anti-corruption Rules

For Foundations For Grantees

The legal staff at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation developed this free resource, which covers the basic legal rules around anti-bribery/anti-corruption. It takes approximately twenty-five minutes to complete.


Tamara Driscoll, Associate General Counsel

Meghan Hanson, Attorney Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Course Map

  • Examining Legislation
  • What is a Bribe?
  • What is a Facilitation Payment?
  • Resisting or Dealing with Facilitation Payments

  • Loss of Life, Limb or Liberty Exception
  • Case Studies
  • Working with Third Parties

  • Penalties for Non-Compliance
  • Bribery/Facilitation Payments — Red Flags
  • Key Risk Areas

Legal Disclaimer

This material is for general informational purposes only and does not represent legal advice as to any particular set of facts; nor does it represent any undertaking to keep recipients advised of any relevant legal developments. Please consult appropriate professional advisors as you deem necessary. The foundations shall not be held responsible for any claims or losses that may arise from any errors or omissions in this document.
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