Professional Certificate in Anti-Corruption

Course Overview

"Corruption begets more corruption, and fosters a corrosive culture of impunity.”

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

Every year $1 trillion is paid in bribes while an estimated $2.6 trillion are stolen annually through corruption – a sum equivalent to more than 5 per cent of the global GDP. In developing countries, according to the United Nations Development Programme, funds lost to corruption are estimated at 10 times the amount of official development assistance. Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. No country, region or community is immune. This year UNODC and UNDP have developed a joint global campaign, focusing on how corruption affects education, health, justice, democracy, prosperity and development.

This course will provide a clear understanding of the strategies that can be employed to overcome the negative effects of corruption by utilising the latest information and methods implemented in both the governmental and international level by international organisations and governments alike.

Interactive learning will support participants’ understanding of the key themes of anti-corruption efforts, such as how structural and cultural changes reduce corruption and create more transparent and accountable governance. By examining best practice case studies, innovative anti-corruption initiatives and the role of investigative efforts, participants will leave equipped to develop an anti-corruption action plan that identifies the risks of corruption and is supported by interagency collaboration and stakeholder engagement.

A comprehensive analysis of the mechanisms behind effective anti-corruption initiatives will be provided, with subjects to be discussed including:

  • The relationship between regulatory frameworks and corruption
  • The impact of corruption on social and economic progress
  • Innovative initiatives to tackle corruption
  • Advocacy and global awareness
  • Analysis of the ethical dimensions of corruption
  • Nature, extent and mitigation of targeted financial crime
  • Recent experiences - establishing anti-corruption agencies

Experts in the field will lead this training through interactive workshops, lectures and best practice case studies, fostering innovation, creating learning and networking amongst peers.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  • Develop, construct and implement an action plan to tackle corruption
  • Identify the value of regulatory frameworks
  • Apply good governance principles to their organisation
  • Improve capacity and support structures whilst reducing administrative burdens
  • Monitor, evaluate and enhance performance
  • Deliver services that better meet stakeholder needs


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