Governance and Anti-corruption Methods: Effective Policy and Enforcement

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Overview

The seminar presents an in-depth survey of methods and best practices taken by governments, non-governmental organizations (“NGOs”), and other stakeholders to eradicate corruption and promote transparency. The course reviews elements in public sector management commonly known as “good governance,” the causes and effects of corruption, and undertakes a comparative study of domestic and multilateral efforts to eliminate corruption. Additionally, the course examines the history, foundation and main provisions of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and other international instruments designed to curb corruption and their implications for governance and transparency worldwide.

Format

The seminar will be delivered through 10 live online sessions via videoconferencing platform. Each session will last approximately 3.5 hours and will start at a time to be announced closer to the seminar, but the starting time will be within a time window of 7:00 am – 8:30 am Washington DC time (Eastern Standard Time). We expect the classes to be highly interactive and will include presentations, case studies and exercises.

Course Outline

Introduction

• Definitions and measurement of corruption

• Codes of conduct and accountability

• Site visits to the U.S. National Security Archives, FinCEN, SEC, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Group

International Anticorruption Mechanisms

• UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC)

• US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

• UNOCD Legislative Guide

• OECD Anti-bribery Convention

• Inter-American Convention Against Corruption

• Multilateral and bilateral programs

• International cooperation

Public Sector Mechanisms

• Government ethics and integrity

• Government oversight

• Transparency in procurement

• Financial regulatory mechanisms

Private Sector Issues and Mechanisms

• Issues of financial integrity

• Maintaining financial integrity

• Role of accounting

• Codes of ethics

Civil Society Mechanisms

• Roles and activities of Transparency International

• The right to information

• U.S. Freedom of Information Act

• Free and independent media

• The role of stakeholders: parliamentarians, judges, civil society, NGOs and media

Designing and Implementing UNCAC Legislation

• Drafting legislation

• Costs and sources of funding for implementation and training

• Implementation strategies

Course Advisors

Timothy L. Dickinson is a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Paul, Hastings LLP. His practice is devoted primarily to international commercial matters, including counseling on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the design and implementation of special investigations and compliance programs. Mr. Dickinson is also a member of the ILI Board of Directors.

H. Stephen Halloway is the Director of ILI’s Center for Comparative Legislative Management. He has over 35 years of experience in senior legal and policy positions in the U.S. Government, the U.S. Senate, State legislatures, the United Nations and the Inter-American Development Bank. He was Chief Regulatory Officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce and a civil rights attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice. He serves on the Private Advisory Council to the State Legislative Leaders Foundation.

Fee information

Tuition for this seminar is $4200.

This tuition covers live instruction (ten days, with 3.5 hours a day, delivered live online) and materials (presentations, and in some cases background documents, shared digitally). There are no additional costs associated with this seminar.

How to register

Register at - http://ili.org/training/application.html