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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.
Gender and corruption


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. We do, however, also accept a limited number of applicants from NGOs and multilateral organisations.

Apply by using the register button below. In the case of high demand, we will prioritise among guest applicants to achieve a diverse group of participants (job role/organisation, gender, location, etc).

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).​

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Monica Kirya
Monica Kirya
U4 Deputy Director (interim)


Rachael Tufft
Rachael Tufft
Senior Learning Technology Adviser