Introducing anti-corruption approaches into sector work

A three-week online course for staff of bilateral development agencies, providing entry points for integrating anti-corruption approaches into sector projects, programmes, and policies in order to improve sector governance and promote the achievement of sector goals.

Who can take this course?

Participation is open and free for U4 partner agency staff (includes staff from foreign affairs ministries/embassies). If you are a U4 partner agency staff, you can also nominate participants from other institutions and organisations that you work with.

Why take this course?

  • Learn about tools and strategies that identify corruption risks
  • Understand how to integrate anti-corruption approaches in sector work

Target audience

The course is intended for two groups of bilateral development agency staff, both at headquarters and in the field:

  • Sector specialists and advisors
  • Anti-corruption/governance specialists

Learning objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Analyse multiple manifestations of corruption as they appear in different sectors
  • Understand different types of anti-corruption approaches and measures

Workload and training methods

You will take part in regular message-based online discussions and write assignments to be reviewed by experts. You need a stable internet connection and a minimum of 10 hours per week. You will get help and guidance from a course facilitator, and experts with specialist knowledge contribute to the discussions and comment on assignments. There are no scheduled meetings/webinars taking place at specific times of the day.

Course material

Course readers and material for all U4 online training programmes can be found on our course material page. This information is only accessible for partner agency staff, and you can download it even if you are not registered on a course.


If you complete the course successfully you get a cerfificate. 

Free of charge

Participation is free for all approved participants.

We regret that we unfortunately cannot respond to requests for participation in the online course from individuals or organisations not connected to a U4 partner agency. 

Upcoming courses

Facilitated online courses

Introducing anti-corruption approaches into sector work

  • 6th November - 24th November



Sara Ögmundsdóttir

Finance and Operations Manager

+47 47 93 80 55

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