Course introduction

The training programme aims to increase understanding of the international  anti- corruption framework and related integrity policies. The role of various actors and international instruments in eliminating corruption and promoting the rule of law will be examined and corruption’s relation to international development and human security will be discussed. Moreover, the course also provides insight in the roles and responsibilities of the different actors in promoting integrity in organisations. The seven building blocks of integrity will be discussed, as well as coherence of integrity policies with the overall financial and HR-policy.

The training is designed to broaden your understanding of the complexities of corruption, its root causes, and impact on society. In addition, knowledge and skills to develop a sustainable policy for the promotion of integrity will be enhanced. Special attention will be paid to obstacles and dilemma´s in the implementation process and how to overcome them. During the course we will visit amongst others the Ministry of Interior and the Municipality of Amsterdam

Learning objectives

This course will help you to:

  • Examine the cross-cutting nature of corruption and the social impact surrounding it;
  • Have insight in the importance of integrity for well-functioning, transparent (government) institutions and for economic growth;
  • Be able to deal with challenges related to anti-corruption and integrity policies;
  • Identify instruments for increasing transparency and accountability;
  • Better understanding of the international framework of anti-corruption conventions, protocols and best practices;
  •  Know how the Dutch policy for integrity of civil servants is shaped and organised.

After successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate of The Hague Academy for Local Governance.

This training is interesting for

Professionals working for municipal, provincial or national government, for a donor organisation or NGO and who are involved in anti-corruption , transparency and accountability processes in relation to development and governance.

The experts

To increase your understanding of the underlying principles and mechanisms of corruption and promoting transparency and accountability processes, experts will share with you their thoughts and experiences. Contributions come amongst others from Ronald MacLean-Abaroa, former mayor of La Paz Bolivia and World Bank expert and representatives of the Dutch National Police and the Court of Audit.

Practical information

The course fee is € 3.150,-. This includes all training-related costs, as well as drinks, lunches, training materials and travel during the training programme. Travel to and from The Hague and accommodation is not included. The course language is English. This course takes place in our office in The Hague, The Netherlands.

If you would like to receive more information or in case you have any questions, you can contact us at or +31(70) 37 38 695.

Application procedure

Deadline for application is 10 October, 2014. Click here for more information about the application procedure and the on-line application form.

NFP Fellowship

The Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education (NUFFIC) offers the opportunity to apply for a fellowship for this training course, as part of the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) for short courses. To see if you are eligible for a fellowship, to learn more about the rules and regulations and for new application deadlines, please see The deadline to apply for a NFP fellowship for this specific course has passed.

MENA Scholarship

The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) is funded by the Netherlans Ministry of Foreign Affairs and offers around 140 scholarships a year to professionals. The MENA Scholarships are distributed proportionally among  ten participating countries. The target group is professionals (with a maximum age of 45) who are nationals of and working in one of the following countries: (Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman and Tunisia). For more information about this scholarship and how to apply see
The deadline to apply for a MENA fellowship for this course has passed.