Anti-Corruption in Local GovernanceThe five-day training on Anti-Corruption in Local Governance is designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the various mechanisms of corruption in local governance, and strategies and tools to address it.

Course topics include local integrity systems, political integrity, public procurement and licensing, organizational integrity, and leadership. The programme will take place from 14 to 18 July 2014. Applications are open until 14 May.

The programme is taught by leading international academics and experts, including Robert Klitgaard, Professor at Claremont Graduate University, Ronald MacLean-Abaroa, former mayor of La Paz, Bolivia and World Bank expert, Ana Vasilache, Director of Partners Foundation for Local Development, and Jeroen Maesschalck, Professor at the Leuven Institute of Criminology.

Mr. MacLean-Abaroa’s experiences and anti-corruption initiatives led to the 2000 book “Corrupt Cities: A Practical Guide to Cure and Prevention”. The effective approach he used in La Paz came to be known as an international standard in local governance, which he developed and named with his Harvard mentor, Professor Robert Klitgaard.

The Anti-Corruption in Local Governance Training aims to bring together a group of approximately 25 seasoned professionals, experienced in local governance, from all parts of the world. Mayors, local politicians, regional government administrators, municipal leaders, experts from ombudsman offices and local anti-corruption organizations, and governance experts from development organizations are encouraged to apply.

Participants will not only receive practical tools to diagnose the vulnerabilities to corruption of their local administration, but also expert guidance to develop strategies to address corruption risks and improve transparency, accountability, efficiency, and public service delivery.

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