Transparency and Anti-Corruption Training Programme

UNITAR Hiroshima Transparency and Anticorruption Training

Developing nations are faced with systemic and interconnected political, administrative, economic, and social challenges. Key issues related to those challenges include some misconceptions about transparency and accountability within their public sectors, which allows for self-perpetuating corruption.

This training programme developed by the UNITAR Hiroshima Office provides learning opportunities to selected representatives of nations under conflict by taking them to Singapore to observe various government and not-for-profit organizations that have implemented state-of-the-art transparency systems, or are involved in anti-corruption best-practice research and development. A special focus is given to the relationship between transparency and development.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the accountability framework

  • Cite skills and knowledge necessary to implement greater transparency
  • Outline strategies to combat anti-corruption within the public sector
  • Illustrate the relationship between transparency and development
  • Identify stakeholder identification and integration strategies.

Methodology

The training programme is based on a blended-learning participatory approach and includes:

Interactive Lectures and Group Exercises

Interactive lectures are facilitated by key Resource Persons who examine the themes of the Workshop from a broad theoretical perspective down to case studies examining real world implementation. These presentations are augmented by small group exercises and frequent discussions from the floor, which serve to contextualise the issues being examined.

After-Action Reviews

Representing a key component of the Workshop, after-action reviews takes place within groups at the start of each morning, discussing the main issues raised in the previous presentations, as well as the specific frames of reference as applied to these by participants.

Study Tours

Underscoring the theoretical introductions and analysis presented, study tours form an integral part of the training methodologies utilised by UNITAR. Participants are able to relate to what has been seen and discussed in the training programme with actual examples of policy development and implementation.

Training the Trainer

A focus is made throughout the training sessions to relate the learning being facilitated to the realities on the ground. In addition, each participant is empowered to recreate the training upon their return to their organisation in order to achieve a self-propagating legacy of skills development.

Project Completion Reports

The UNITAR Hiroshima Training Programme on Transparency and Anti-Corruption has been successfully developed and delivered to the following entities:


Afghan Civil Service Institute (ACSI) and USAID Afghanistan
Singapore; 31-28 February 2011 – Executive Summary