Integrity Reform: Strategies and Approaches

Start and end dates: 
30 Jun 2008 - 9 Jul 2008

The course was convened in cooperation with Tiri – Making Integrity Work, London, and the Center for Policy Studies, Central European University, Budapest, and the CEU Summer University.

Course Director: Fredrik Galtung, Tiri
Course Coordinator: Sara Svensson, CPS

Corruption is widely recognized as a major obstacle to development and legitimate democratic governance. Held for the fourth time in 2008, this intensive advanced course addresses critically the challenges of integrity reform and strategic corruption control. Drawing on interdisciplinary academic perspectives and lessons learned from practice, this course represents one of the few targeted, applied and yet conceptually grounded efforts currently available internationally for the analysis of corruption and anti-corruption.

The course was divided into two tracks: morning sessions were devoted to crosscutting issues and perspectives relevant for all participants, while the afternoons were dedicated to Policy Labs, creating a forum for the in-depth analysis of four thematic areas that allowed for further specialization and expert discussion in a small group format.

The Policy Labs on offer were:

  • Applied Legal Skills for Integrity Reform and Anti-Corruption
  • Fiscal Transparency and Corruption Risks (in partnership with the Local Government and Service Reform Initiative, OSI)
  • Governance of Natural Resource Revenues (in partnership with the Revenue Watch Institute)
  • Integrity in Reconstruction Aid and Programming (in partnership with the Network for Integrity in Reconstruction)

The course drew more than 50 participants from 36 countries. In addition an impressive number of resource persons contributed to the course. Faculty teaching on the course included Colm Allan (Centre for Social Accountability, South Africa), Hrant Bagratyan (former Prime Minister, Armenia), Sultan Barakat (York University, UK), Helen Darbishire (Access Info Europe, UK), Ozodkhon Davlatshoev (Aga Khan Development Network), Nick Duncan (Tiri, UK), Mark Evans (York University, UK), Paul Garrison (CEU Business School, Hungary), John Hatchard (Open Society University, UK), Olga Kaganova (The Urban Institute, US), Monica Macovei (anti-corruption adviser to the Prime Minister of Macedonia and former Minister of Justice, Romania), Gabor Peteri (LGI Development LTd, Hungary.), Paolo de Renzio (London School of Economics, UK), Ornit Shani (University of Haifa, Israel), Murray Sheard (Tiri) and Albert van Zyl (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, US).

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