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Managing ethical misconduct and low-level corruption cases

Short, self-paced module for getting insights on managing trade-offs and consequences of ethical dilemmas in development aid projects.

The course is also available in French.

Ethical misconduct in aid programming can have serious consequences for the people and communities it is intended to help. It can lead to the misuse of resources, the erosion of public trust, and the exacerbation of existing inequalities. In some cases, it can even lead to violence and conflict.

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to address ethical misconduct and tackle low-level corruption cases head-on (gender-based violence, bribery risks, and procurement management, etc.).
  • Explore the balance between upholding integrity and achieving tangible results, fostering trust with partners while remaining fully compliant with anti-corruption policies, and navigating the complexities of respecting standards while adapting to context.


Self-paced module. Engage with interactive videos and text.

You will watch a series of videos on ethical dilemmas related to corruption in healthcare. Your choices in the simulation will affect the outcome.

Screenshot of a video player.

For each choice, you will receive feedback on the implications of your choice, as well as specific advice on how to prevent and mitigate corruption risks. At the end of the simulation, you can download a summary of all insights and recommendations across 15 different ethical dilemmas.


Open for everyone to take. Registration required.


30 minutes.


Available at any time.


Guillaume Nicaise
Guillaume Nicaise
Senior Adviser


Rachael Tufft
Rachael Tufft
Senior Learning Technology Adviser