U4 online course coordinator


Anti-corruption issues have been part of my work since 2001, when I joined the Anti-Corruption Division of the OECD. Prior to that, I spent almost four years in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina working on refugee and humanitarian affairs.

I've assisted U4 in various research projects and running online courses since 2005. In addition, I do consulting work for international organisations such as the Council of Europe, the European Commission, and bilateral donors. Typical assignments involve advice and programme design and evaluations of technical assistance interventions in the area of anti-corruption, rule of law, and good governance. My expertise covers the Western Balkans and the former Soviet Union.

    Online training and workshops

    • Online course
      Gender and corruption

      13 Sep 2020

      14 September – 3 October 2020 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.

    • Online course
      Essentials of anti-corruption II: Development programming

      13 Sep 2020

      14 September – 10 October 2020 4-week, expert-led course. Learn practical knowledge about corruption and anti-corruption in development programming. Apply principles of anti-corruption programming to a programming area of your choice.

    • Online course
      Corruption in the justice sector

      13 Sep 2020

      14 September – 4 October 2020 3 week, expert-led course. Learn how to integrate anti-corruption measures in programming for judicial reform and rule of law. Suitable for practitioners involved in the justice sector, and general governance experts with a good understanding of the sector.

    • Online course
      Corruption risk management

      11 Oct 2020

      12 – 24 October 2020 2 week, expert-led course. Learn basic principles of corruption risk management. The course equips development practitioners with knowledge to identify and act on corruption risks in their work.

    • Online course
      Addressing corruption in the natural resources sector

      18 Oct 2020

      19 October – 13 November 2020 3 weeks, expert-led course. Improve your understanding of how corruption affects the natural resources sector and what can be done about it. Suitable for development practitioners, public officials, and civil society activists working on natural resources issues.

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