In combating against corruption there are those who have dedicated their entire life to the fight against it. This category seeks to give recognition and support to those giving a whole life of service, or in such an outstanding capacity that they deserve recognition. This category seeks those who have shown a sustained and/or outstanding contributions to the achievement of anti-corruption agenda, be it domestic and/or international; an unwavering commitment to the prevention and control of corruption; demonstrating commitment to personal and professional integrity; having the impact of their actions, initiatives and work on anti-corruption be felt; and be able to serve as potential role models for others.
The impact of international awards in the field of anti-corruption and rule of law appears to be an under-evaluated activity. Assessments to measure the actual results that can directly be attributed to these awards did not appear to be available in the public domain.