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Confronting Macro-Critical Corruption

Apply online by September 29, 2024 Deadline extended

Session No.: CE 24.31

Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait

Date: December 1-5, 2024 (1 week)

Delivery Method: In-person Training

Primary Language: English

Interpretation Language: Arabic

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    Target Audience

    Policy makers/regulators/law makers/practitioners involved in the development, implementation and monitoring of anticorruption programs, policies, or action plans.

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    Participants are expected to be in a position of authority with competence to draft, enact, develop, implement, or monitor programs, policies, regulations, or action plans oriented to prevent and deter corruption, strengthen accountability, transparency, integrity, and the rule of law.

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    Course Description

    This course, presented by Legal Department, aims to help member states identify effective anti-corruption strategies tailored to country-specific needs, challenges, and priorities.  This includes developing effective anticorruption legal and institutional frameworks prioritized and sequenced strategies to reduce corruption risks. The course will offer the following four modules: (i) IMF's approach to governance and anti-corruption, (ii) assessing the severity of corruption; (iii) tailoring anticorruption approaches for impact; and (iv) core principles of effective anticorruption laws and institutions. It will also offer two one-hour clinics on selected topic most relevant in the region.

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    Course Objectives

    This course is designed to assist participants identify ways to engage effectively in fighting corruption and provide support for those efforts. It is intended to meet the challenges faced by officials working on addressing corruption and provide feasible and constructive options for undertaking this work. In order to achieve this objective, the course will provide tools needed to assist participants:

    • Understand the cross-cutting nature of corruption, its impact on governance, economic growth, and macro-economic stability/performance.
    • Understand the need to prepare and promote tailor-made and sequenced preventive and enforcement strategies and anti-corruption tools. 
    • Understand transnational aspects of corruption, including the importance of addressing bribery of foreign public officials and the laundering of proceeds of corruption abroad. Achieve a common understanding on anticorruption frameworks, core concepts, and underlying drivers of corruption.
    • Make best use of typical approaches and tools to identify and address corruption vulnerabilities.
    • Identify the core principles that should inform effective anticorruption strategies, laws, and institutions.
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