Professional Certificate in Anti-Corruption


Day One – Monday

09:00   Registration and Refreshments

09:45   Chair and Delegates’ Introductions

What is Corruption?

The Extent of Corruption

How does this relate to the environments within which delegates work?

10:15   International Frameworks and Recent Efforts

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?

11:15   Morning Coffee

11:30   Governance and Anti-Corruption

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

12:30   Lunch

13:30   Aid and Corruption

Tackling the link between aid and corruption

Mechanisms in place

What are the main challenges?

Best practice examples

14:45   Afternoon Tea

15:00   Regulatory Frameworks and Corruption

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

16:15   Wrap up Discussion

16:30   Close

Day Two – Tuesday

09:30   Refreshments

09:45   Chair’s Introduction and Recap

10:00   Case Study: Overview and Analysis of the UK Bribery Act

11:00   Morning Coffee

11:15   The Impact of Corruption on Social and Economic Progress

Impact on social and economic development

Criminalization of corruption

Cycle of poor governance and corruption

Impact on investment and infrastructure

12:30   Lunch

13:15   Corruption in the Oil and Gas Sector

Anti-corruption and transparency

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Case study examples

14:30   Afternoon Tea

14.45   Corruption and Corporate Crime

The relevance of corporate corruption

Key concepts of corporate criminal liability

Corporate Settlement Agreements in US/UK

Case study examples

16.15   Wrap up Discussion

16:30   Close

Day Three – Wednesday

09:30   Refreshments

09:45   Chair’s Introduction and Recap

10:00   Analysis of the Ethical Dimension to Corruption

What we mean by corruption

Addressing the problem

The basis for its prevention

Ethical due diligence

Some conclusions

11:15   Morning Coffee

11:30   Overview on Political Corruption

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

12:30   Lunch

13:15   The Nature, Extent and Mitigation of Targeted Financial Crime

Context – transnational crime

Transnational crime and corruption

Targeted financial crime

Cybercrime and hacktivism

Detection and information

14:45   Afternoon Tea

15:00   Recent Experiences of Establishing Anti-Corruption Agencies

16:15 Wrap up Discussion

16:30   Close


Day Four – Thursday

09:30   Refreshments

09:45   Chair’s Recap

10:00   The Role of Investigative Journalism in the Fight against Corruption

11:15   Morning Coffee

11:30   Financial Regulation: An Essential or Incidental Component in the Anti-

Corruption Toolkit?

Global risk environment

Regulatory frameworks and authorities

Public engagement with financial regulations

12:45   Lunch

13:30   Identifying Risks of Corruption

Corruption risk assessments

Using information, you already have and the skills staff possess

Liaising with other agencies

14:45   Afternoon Tea

15.00   Supranational Strategies in the Fight Against Corruption

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

16:15   Wrap up Discussion

16:30   Close



Day Five – Friday

09:30 Refreshments

09:45 Chair’s Recap

10:00 Action Planning

Delegates experience sharing

How to incorporate lessons learnt into delegates’ organisations

Plans for the future

11:30 Morning Coffee

11:45 Guidance on Achieving a Chartered Management Professional


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

12:15   End of Course Wrap Up

Recap of the week

Evaluation forms

Certificate presentations

Group photo

12:30   Lunch and Close