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Gender and corruption

3-week, expert-led course. Learn how to integrate gender, diversity and inclusion practices into anti-corruption programming. This course is designed for development practitioners, public officials, and civil society activists.


Facilitated, expert-led course. Free of charge.

Engage in self-study, written assignments and group discussions in an online forum. Successful participants receive a certificate.


3 weeks.

Participants will need 2–3 hours per week to review the material, contribute to discussions, and complete a short assignment. Support from U4 advisers and affiliated experts is available.


New dates in 2024 to be confirmed. You may register for the waiting list (non-binding) and we will notify you when dates are set.

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 prerequisites

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 objective of this course is to assist development practitioners to integrate gender, diversity, and inclusion into anti-corruption programming. The course will consider:

  • How the inclusion and participation of under-represented groups in public office reduces corruption
  • The differential impact of corruption on minorities and under-represented groups along various dimensions of human development and security
  • Reducing sextortion in development and humanitarian aid
  • Using gender-budgeting and gender-smart procurement to advance transparency and accountability

Download course leaflet (PDF).​

Questions about this course? Contact

Register your interest for this course:


Monica Kirya
U4 Deputy Director (interim)


Rachael Tufft
Senior Learning Technology Adviser