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Corruption in the forestry sector: an overview

Short, self-paced course for anyone interested in how corruption affects the forestry sector, and what measures can be taken against it.




Work your way through animation, videos, text, case studies, and graphics.

Complete at least 80% of the course to get a certificate.


Open for everyone to take – no prior knowledge required.

The self-paced course is ideal if you:

  • Want to know how any of the wooden items in your house could be linked to corruption and illegal forest activities.
  • Work in the forestry sector and want to learn how it's affected by corruption.
  • Work on corruption/anti-corruption and want to know how it impacts the forestry sector.

Registration required.


1 hour.


Available at any time.



The course will be available in French in 2023.

What you'll learn

  • Get an overview of corruption in the forestry sector – including who, how, why, and where.
  • Through different case studies, see the wide range of corruption and illegal forest activities taking place.
  • Learn about some anti-corruption measures and efforts to curb corruption in the sector, and how you may contribute.
  1. Corruption and wildlife trafficking: an overview (self-paced, 1 hour) Open for anyone.
  2. Corruption in the extractive industries: an overview (self-paced, 1 hour) Open for anyone.
  3. Addressing corruption in the natural resources sector (expert-led, 4 weeks) Open for U4 partner staff and their partners.

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Rachael Tufft
Senior Learning Technology Adviser