The IACA Regional Summer Academy is a programme for professionals seeking to sharpen their anti-corruption work, bringing together participants from a selected region. Previous regional programmes were held in Latin America in 2015, Eastern Africa in 2016, and the Middle East in 2017, and the series of regional programmes is based on IACA’s successful annual Summer Academy.

The interdisciplinary programme gives participants the opportunity to learn with leading regional and international professors and practitioners, share experiences and network with peers from across the region, develop durable anti-corruption and compliance strategies, and apply this knowledge to their daily work. They will also join IACA's alumni network of professionals in about 150 countries.

Details of IACA's fourth Regional Summer Academy 2018 will be published in early 2018.

Duration To be confirmed
Location To be confirmed
Tuition Fee

To be confirmed

IACA is offering discounts on the fee. Please see the "Fees and Logistics" section below for details.

Language of Instruction To be confirmed
Certificate Awarded Certificate of Attendance
Applications will open in early 2018



The IACA Regional Summer Academy is an interdisciplinary programme that promotes a deeper understanding of corruption, prepares participants to better assess challenges and best practices, and offers frameworks for durable anti-corruption and compliance strategies.

Internationally renowned professors and practitioners combine theory with real-world case studies, providing fresh insights into regional anti-corruption and compliance issues.

Previous lecturers at IACA Regional Summer Academies include, among others:

  • Robert Klitgaard, Professor at Claremont Graduate University, USA. He lectured during the IACA Regional Summer Academies in Latin America and Eastern Africa on good governance, political will, and the economy of corruption.
  • Ronald MacLean-Abaroa, former mayor of La Paz, Bolivia, lectured at the IACA Regional Summer Academy - Latin America on anti-corruption in local government.
  • Anna Bossman, Director of Integrity and Anti-Corruption at the African Development Bank, lectured during the IACA Regional Summer Academy - Eastern Africa about institutional integrity.


Admission requirements:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience, or alternatively a level of junior engagement demonstrating the applicant's potential
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

Applications are not yet open. When applications are opened, to apply, fill out the application form in English on our website and attach the following files:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Copy of valid passport


Tuition fee

To be confirmed

10 % discount for passport holders from IACA’s Parties To be confirmed

15 % discount for (registered) IACA Alumni

To be confirmed

20 % discount for passport holders from IACA’s Parties which contribute(d) financially to IACA’s general budget anytime between 1 January of the preceding calendar year and the day of the registration/application for the respective programme/activity.*

To be confirmed

* Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Chile, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mongolia, Romania, Russian Federation, Thailand.

This discount scheme remains valid until revocation. It may be modified or superseded by later schemes at any time. Read more.

The tuition fee covers the costs for the training, including classroom materials, coffee breaks, lunches, and a gala dinner.

Travel and accommodation: The tuition fee does not cover costs of travel to the host country and accommodation costs. A number of rooms will be pre-booked at discounted rates at hotels near the venue. In addition, free shuttle services will be offered between these hotels and the venue.

Insurance:  Participants are responsible for their own medical insurance and any associated costs.

Visa: Participants requiring a visa for the host country are responsible for their own visa arrangements and any associated costs.


Some 55 professionals from 14 countries in the Middle East region joined IACA’s third Regional Summer Academy – Middle East. The programme, which was is co-organized by the Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha), was held in Kuwait City, Kuwait, and took place from 9 to 14 December 2017.

For the full story, click here. The programme is available below.

pdfProgramme – Middle East

IACA’s second Regional Summer Academy – Eastern Africa - attracted 60 professionals from the East Africa region and Burkina Faso. The programme took place from 3 to 9 September 2016 in Kampala, Uganda and was funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation in cooperation with IACA.

For the full story, click here. The programme is available below.

pdfProgramme - Eastern Africa

IACA’s first Regional Summer Academy – Latin America – brought together Spanish-speaking anti-corruption and compliance professionals from ten countries in the region.

The programme took place from 21 to 27 November 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, co-sponsored by the Siemens Integrity Initiative.

For the full story, click here. The programme is available below.

pdfProgramme - Latin America