Sofie Arjon

Senior Adviser


I’m a social scientist, leading U4's work on corruption and anti-corruption measures in the justice sector, including anti-corruption agencies and special courts. I also coordinate U4’s in-country workshops.

Before coming to Bergen and U4 in 2013, I was an adviser for the Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia. I also worked for the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in Jakarta as an integrated expert. The KPK was the subject of my PhD thesis that I completed in 2012 at the Department of Management and Marketing and the Asian Law Centre at the University of Melbourne, Australia. I hold a Master’s degree in Southeast Asian studies, business and economics, and sociology from the University of Passau, Germany.

Over the years as a U4 adviser, I’ve had the fortune to do workshops and short-term assignments in many countries, including Afghanistan, Benin, Bhutan, Cambodia, Kenya, Kosovo, Malawi, Nepal, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, and Zambia.

You can see all my recent publications on the CMI profile page.


Online training and workshops

  • Online course
    Corruption in the justice sector

    26 Apr 2020

    27 April – 18 May 2020 and 14 September – 4 October 2020. 3 week, expert-led course. Learn how to integrate justice sector institutions 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.

Recent work

  • Publication | U4 Brief
    Networks of anti-corruption authorities

    3 Feb 2020

    Regional and international networks of anti-corruption authorities stress cross-border collaboration and joint capacity building. But most still fall short of reaching their potential.

    Anti-corruption agencies
  • Publication | U4 Brief
    Une cour internationale de lutte contre la corruption ? Synthèse des débats

    15 Dec 2019

    Il a été suggéré de créer une cour internationale de lutte contre la corruption afin de tenir les kleptocrates responsables de leurs actes. Néanmoins, les moyens y étant affectés ne pourraient-ils pas financer des stratégies plus efficaces de lutte contre l’impunité ?

    Justice sector
  • Publication | U4 Brief
    ¿Una Corte Internacional Anticorrupción? Una sinopsis del debate

    15 Dec 2019

    Se ha sugerido una Corte Internacional Anticorrupción como medio para responsabilizar a los cleptócratas. Sin embargo, surge la duda de si esto alejaría recursos de estrategias más efectivas para combatir la impunidad.

    Justice sector
  • Publication | U4 Brief
    An International Anti-Corruption Court? A synopsis of the debate

    15 Dec 2019

    An international anti-corruption court has been suggested as a means to hold kleptocrats accountable. But would it divert resources from more effective strategies against impunity?

    Justice sector
  • Publication | U4 Issue
    Tribunales especializados anticorrupción: Un mapeo comparativo

    24 Nov 2019

    Aunque no existe un conjunto definitivo de "buenas prácticas" para los tribunales especializados anticorrupción, los modelos y experiencias existentes pueden servir de guía para aquellos considerando crear una institución de este tipo.

    Justice sector

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