The Institutional Advisory Unit is charged with the responsibility of spearheading integrity reform measures in both public and private institutions especially through the Integrity Committee Initiate. The integrity reform measures are conceived within the wider context of the global coalition against corruption i.e. the United National Convention Against corruption as well as the continental and regional efforts and these are the African Union Convention on Combating and Preventing Corruption and the Southern Africa Development Community Protocol Against Corruption. At national level these integrity measures are guided by the National Anti-Corruption Policy and the Anti-Corruption Act No. 38 of 2010.
The Institutional Advisory Unit works with both private and public Institutions in enhancing integrity in their own institutions. The Integrity Committees are formed in a particular institution to spearhead the prevention of corruption within their own organisations.
Since the creation of Integrity Committees comes as a government initiative of the Government of the Republic of Zambia, Cabinet Office through the Secretary to the Cabinet is heavily involved in appointments and running of these Committees. In turn the Committees submit operational reports to his office. Committee members are only appointed after being voted by the Chief Executive Officers of each Institution.