PublicationsThe U4 Blog

Online course

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.
Corruption in the forestry sector: an overview




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.

Questions about U4 courses?



Sophie Lemaître
Sophie Lemaître
Independent consultant


Rachael Tufft
Rachael Tufft
Senior Learning Technology Adviser