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Corruption risk management

2-week, expert-led course. Learn basic principles of corruption risk management. This course equips development practitioners with knowledge on how to identify and act on corruption risks in their work.


Facilitated, expert-led course.

Free of charge.


2 weeks.

Participants will need 3–5 hours per week to review the material, contribute to discussions, and complete a short assignment. Support from U4 advisers and affiliated experts is available.


23 October – 3 November 2023.

Who can apply

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

We also accept applicants from NGOs and multilateral organisations who collaborate with the U4 partner agencies. If this applies to you, please ensure that you get a nomination from your contact person in the U4 partner agency sent by e-mail to . Please include your name, position and organisation with a note on your professional background and why you think you can benefit from this course.

We regret that we cannot accommodate applicants who have no direct relevance to the U4 partners' work.

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

  • The different types of risks that corruption poses to development programming
  • What measures can help to mitigate such risks
  • How to integrate risk management into various stages of the programming cycle

Note that this course is not a how to-course on specific mitigation measures related to a particular service or activity. There are specialised courses available for many of these areas by other providers. This U4 course offers a conceptual framework to identify, assess and respond to the risks that corruption poses to your development goals.

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Rachael Tufft
Senior Learning Technology Adviser