Online courses

Addressing corruption in the natural resources sector

First half 2020. 3 weeks, expert-led course. Improve your understanding of how corruption affects the natural resources sector and what can be done about it. Suitable for development practitioners, public officials, and civil society activists working on natural resources issues.


Facilitated, expert-led course.

Free of charge.


3 weeks.

Participants will need 3 hours per week to go through the material and complete a short assignment.


First half of 2020. You can register your interest and we will contact you when dates are set.


English and French.

Who can apply

U4 online courses are primarily for U4 partner staff and their guests. Partner staff can sign up directly, see below.

We sometimes have limited spaces available for anti-corruption practitioners from NGOs. Write to course@u4.noif you are interested, or if you are a U4 partner inviting a guest.

Course prerequitsites

In order to ensure a shared basic knowledge of definitions, terminology and concepts of corruption and anti-corruption, prospective participants must complete our self-paced Essentials of Anti-Corruption I module before they can take this course. Essentials of Anti-Corruption II: Development Programming is also recommended, but not required.

What you'll learn

Week 1

Identify main forms, challenges, consequences, and drivers of corruption in the natural resource sector.

Week 2 and 3

In-depth assessment of corruption risks by sub-sector:

  1. Oil, gas, and mining
  2. Forestry
  3. Wildlife

Examine major cases of corruption in these areas.

Analyse anti-corruption measures and apply lessons learned from various strategies to address corruption risks.

You can select 2 out of the 3 sub-sectors to focus your course work on, depending on your interest.

Questions about the course? Contact our course coordinator, Vera Devine.

Register your interest for this course:

We’re the team responsible for this course

Vera Devine

U4 online course coordinator