Robert KlitgaardThis July, IACA will open its doors to 70 successful applicants from around the world who managed to secure a place in the fourth annual Summer Academy.

They come from over 50 different countries, including Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Tanzania, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, and United States.

This year’s edition boosts increased participation from the private sector, with one in five participants being a lawyer, a consultant, a compliance officer or the like. Another 50 percent come from the public sector, representing national anti-corruption agencies, law enforcement, and the judiciary. They are joined by international civil servants from regional and international organizations, as well as civil society actors, and academic researchers. As in previous years, and owing to the co-sponsorship IACA receives from the Siemens Integrity Initiative, 20 participants from Least Developed Countries have been granted full scholarships that will allow them to participate in the programme and share their experiences with fellow anti-corruption practitioners.

The dynamics of such a diverse group will surely make for an interesting and rewarding experience. We at IACA look forward to welcoming our participants to Laxenburg this summer!