Level Education: Undergraduate/Graduate
Duration: 10 weeks
Corruption is one of the main obstacles for development because it undermines democracy and the rule of law; impedes programs to reduce poverty; leads to human rights violations; restricts freedom; and increases inequalities and injustice. Therefore, controlling corruption is essential for the functioning of democracy and for human development.
In June 2008 and 2009, respectively, UNDP organized the 1st and 2nd General Meetings for the Anti-Corruption Practice (AC) in Latin America and the Caribbean. An agreement was made to continue developing and strengthening the capacity of the UNDP COs and national counterparts and build capacity for AC programming in the region.
The Virtual School offers a course on “Anti-Corruption and Human Development” to build capacity and offers programmatic tools to address the phenomenon of corruption more effectively, and thus strengthen democratic governance to achieve human development within the region.
The first edition of this course was facilitated in 2009 in association with the Oslo Governance Centre; the course qualified 38 strategic actors, local and national public administration officials from within the Latin American region.
The course is structured to be completed in 10 weeks and this includes 4 subject topics and 2 weeks for course introduction and closing. The introduction includes a course summary, and the closing unit invites participants to assess the course according to the below structure:
Introduction to the Virtual School System, the course and its context:
Corruption: Conceptual Framework
Corruption, human development and democratic governance
The fight against corruption and starting points
The fight against corruption: measuring and monitoring
Reports and Inscriptions