Online courses

Gender and corruption

3 week, expert-led course. Learn how to integrate gender and inclusion in anti-corruption programmes. This course is designed for development practitioners, public officials, and civil society activists.


Facilitated, expert-led course.

Free of charge.


3 weeks.

Participants should anticipate a time investment between 2 to 3 hours per week over the duration of the course. Support from U4 advisers and affiliated experts is available.


12 – 30 April 2021.

Who can apply

U4 online courses are primarily for U4 partner staff and their guests. Partner staff can sign up directly, see below.

We also accept applicants from NGOs and multilateral organisations who collaborate with the U4 partner agencies. If this applies to you, please ensure that you get a nomination from your contact person in the U4 partner agency sent by e-mail to . Please include your name, position and organisation with a note on your professional background and why you think you can benefit from this course.

We regret that we cannot accommodate applicants who have no direct relevance to the U4 partners' work.

Course prerequitsites

In order to ensure a shared basic knowledge of definitions, terminology and concepts of corruption and anti-corruption, prospective participants must complete our self-paced Essentials of Anti-Corruption I module before they can take this course. Essentials of Anti-Corruption II: Development Programming is also recommended, but not required.

What you'll learn

The objective of this course is to assist development practitioners to integrate gender and inclusion in their anti-corruption programmes. The course will consider:

  1. The role of increased participation of different genders and groups in public office in reducing corruption;
  2. The differential impact of corruption on different genders and groups of citizens and on various dimensions of human security;
  3. Addressing sextortion in development and humanitarian aid.

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Questions about this course? Contact our course coordinator, Vera Devine.

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We’re the team responsible for this course

Vera Devine

Senior Adviser and Online Course Coordinator