"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.
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
What is Corruption?
The Extent of Corruption
How does this relate to the environments within which delegates work?
United Nations Convention against Corruption
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
How effective have international efforts been?
Post 2015 and transparency
What are the main missing links?
What are the characteristics of good governance?
Anti-Corruption - Principal/Agent Theory
Role of Audit
Impact of corruption
Steps towards anti-corruption
Legitimacy Crisis and Transparency
Tackling the link between aid and corruption
Mechanisms in place
What are the main challenges?
Best practice examples?
How bad regulation provides incentives for corruption
How better regulation removes scope for corruption and encourages enterprise
Good enforcement and anti- corruption
Whistleblower protection frameworks
Impact on social and economic development
Criminalization of corruption
Cycle of poor governance and corruption
Impact on investment and infrastructure
Anti-corruption and transparency
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Case study examples
The relevance of corporate corruption
Key concepts of corporate criminal liability
Corporate Settlement Agreements in US/UK
Case study examples
What we mean by corruption
Addressing the problem
The basis for its prevention
Ethical due diligence
Political parties and election campaign financing
The role of lobbyists and integrity of government decision making
Visible and accurate standards that meet public expectations
The role of political and public figures
Context – transnational crime
Transnational crime and corruption
Targeted financial crime
Cybercrime and hacktivism
Detection and information
Global risk environment
Regulatory frameworks and authorities
Public engagement with financial regulations
Corruption risk assessments
Using information, you already have and the skills staff possess
Liaising with other agenciese
The World Bank Group's global anti-corruption plan
Fighting corruption within World Bank-financed projects
The World Bank's Sanction System
Case study examples
Delegates experience sharing
How to incorporate lessons learnt into delegates’ organisations
Plans for the future
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment – Generic Overview and Principles
Structuring these two specific pieces of work to demonstrate all the assessment criteria
Blending anti-corruption content into these structures
Recap of the week