Course Introduction:

From 9 to 20 April 2018, The Hague Academy will convene participants again for one of its most popular and highly-relevant courses. This course will help you to understand the drivers of corruption. You will strengthen your analytical skills and learn about the instruments necessary to develop integrity and anti-corruption policies and programmes in line with recent international initiatives, legislation and agreements.   

Learning Objectives

This course will help you:

  • Examine the cross-cutting nature of corruption and its impact on social and economic development and the rule of law;
  • Assess corruption vulnerabilities in governance institutions and processes;
  • Learn about innovative instruments and the latest international developments related to integrity and anti-corruption, and analyse how these instruments can be employed to work in your country context;
  • Engage with governments, civil society and the private sector leaders to develop and implement integrity and anti-corruption policies and programmes with a view to achieving sustainable and equitable development;
  • Support the establishment and strengthening of effective accountability and integrity institutions in locally appropriate ways;
  • Learn from the experiences of the experts, as well as your fellow participants, and expand your professional network in the field of integrity and anti-corruption.

After this course, you will receive a professional certificate of completion from The Hague Academy for Local Governance.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for consultants and professionals working for; government, international organisations or NGOs and who are involved in anti-corruption, transparency and accountability processes in relation to development and governance.

The Experts

henk bruningHenk Bruning is an expert and associate of VNG-International. He works to develop good governance and integrity programs in relation to capacity-building and HRM programmes. Henk has extensive knowledge of international standards of HRM and organisational policy and he has worked as a project manager focused on organisational change and transition and implementation programmes.

ana vasilacheAna Vasilache is a consultant and former Director of the Partners Foundation for Local Development, a Romanian NGO enhancing democratic processes worldwide and strengthening civil society. Since 2004, Ana has addressed corruption in local governments through the Central and Eastern European Anti-corruption Network.


Ina de Haan is a Senior Auditor at the Dutch Court of Audit. She is an expert in the application of the SAINT (Self-Assessment INTegrity) methodology, a tool which enables public sector organisations to assess their vulnerability and resilience to integrity violations.


Alain HoekstraAlain Hoekstra is an integrity, ethics & compliance expert with more than 15 years of experience in ethics and integrity management. He currently serves as Senior Policy Advisor for the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and is one of the founders and directors of the Dutch National Integrity Office.


Paul VlaanderenPaul Vlaanderen serves as the Board Chair of Transparency International Netherlands. He previously served as the rotating president of the global intergovernmental anti-money laundering Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris. And he has experience working for the Dutch Ministries of Finance and Economic Affairs and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Dr. Toon Kerkhoff is Assistant Professor of Governance and Global Affairs at the University of Leiden. He is an expert in the history of Public Morality and Corruption in the Netherlands.



Participants will also gain insights through several study visits to Dutch institutions including the National Public Prosecutor for Corruption based in The Hague.

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. Group discounts are available if you participate with three or more colleagues in this course. Email us for more information. The course language is English.

For questions or more information about this course, please direct your inquiry to or call +31(70) 37 38 695.

Application Procedure

Please follow the application procedure using the ‘Learn More’ button below. The deadline to apply for this course is 15 March 2018.

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