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Anti-Corruption Training - Resources

GIACC provides the following anti-corruption training resources which can be accessed free of charge below:

  • GIACC Online Anti-Corruption Training: Short Module
  • GIACC Online Anti-Corruption Training: Comprehensive Module
  • GIACC Anti-Corruption Training Manual.

GIACC can also provide, upon request, anti-corruption training workshops.  A fee will normally be charged for these workshops. 

GIACC also provides free of charge to universities the materials for its “University Anti-Corruption Course”. 

These training resources focus on corruption in the infrastructure sector, but the principles described are applicable to all sectors.

See below for details.

GIACC Online Anti-Corruption Training:  Short Module

This Short Module is designed to give a brief overview of corruption and of the importance of avoiding any involvement in corruption. 

It takes between 20 to 30 minutes to complete.  A certificate of completion can be printed at the end.  It is free of charge.

The Short Module can be taken by individuals who are interested in learning more about corruption in the infrastructure sector.  Professional institutions and organisations can also require their members and personnel to take the Short Module as part of their formal training requirements.

Access the Short Module.

GIACC Online Anti-Corruption Training:  Comprehensive Module

This Comprehensive Module provides a more detailed training than that provided by the above Short Module.   

It takes between one to two hours to complete.  A certificate of completion can be printed at the end.  It is free of charge.

In addition to providing a more detailed explanation of corruption offences and liability than that provided by the Short Module, it also contains fourteen ethical dilemmas which a person could face while working in the infrastructure sector.  The person doing the training should consider how she/he would deal with each dilemma, and then move on to the answer which provides advice. 

The Comprehensive Module  is aimed primarily at middle and senior management, particularly those involved in procurement, tendering, sales and marketing, design, project management, claims management, commercial management, financial management, legal, compliance, and internal audit.

The Comprehensive Module is available in seven languages.   

For further information on the Comprehensive Module, and to commence the Module, go to the relevant language link below:

GIACC Anti-Corruption Training Workshops

GIACC provides anti-corruption training workshops for the personnel of governments, law enforcement bodies, public sector and private sector organisations, and professional institutions.

Each workshop is normally 1.5 hours long, comprising 60 minutes of presentation, followed by 30 minutes questions and discussion.  The timing can be adapted to suit the requirements of the training recipients.

The workshops will be provided live via on-line programmes, such as Zoom, Teams or equivalent.

There is no limit to the number of participants in each workshop, although smaller workshops can generate more discussion.

The workshops will be provided by Neill Stansbury, Co-founder and Director of GIACC.

A fee will normally be charged for each workshop.

Any one or more of the workshops listed below can be selected.

The eight workshops listed below under the heading “Infrastructure project workshops” are designed as an integrated suite of workshops, with participants attending all eight in the sequence listed below.  This will give participants the most complete picture of the issue.  However, participants may choose only to attend some of the workshops in this series.  

Infrastructure project workshops

  1. Why infrastructure projects are prone to corruption:  An explanation of the factors which allow corruption to flourish on infrastructure projects, such as: complex contractual structure; diversity of skills; number of project phases; cost of large projects; uniqueness of projects; technical complexity of projects; location of projects; ability to conceal corruption; and insufficient anti-corruption controls.
  2. Contractual structure, rights and obligations on infrastructure projects: An explanation of: (1) how infrastructure projects are structured; (2) of the different project participants; and (3) the various contractual documents, such as general conditions of contract, special conditions of contract, drawings, technical specification and bill of quantities.  This explanation helps understanding of how corruption can utilise and be concealed within these documents.
  3. How corruption takes place during the procurement phase of an infrastructure project:  An explanation of the types of corruption which occur during the procurement phase of an infrastructure project, such as bribery, fraud, and cartels, with examples of how it takes place.
  4. How corruption takes place during the construction phase of an infrastructure project:  An explanation of the types of corruption which occur during the construction phase of an infrastructure project, such as bribery, fraud and extortion, with examples of how it takes place.
  5. How to prevent corruption during the procurement phase of an infrastructure project: An explanation of necessary measures which should be implemented which can help prevent corruption during the procurement phase of an infrastructure project, such as: corporate compliance procedures; controls on personnel; due diligence on bidders; tender and contract conditions; competition; objectivity; control of exemptions; fair bid evaluation; transparency; auditing; monitoring; and reporting.
  6. How to prevent corruption during the construction phase of an infrastructure project: An explanation of necessary measures which should be implemented which can help prevent corruption during the construction phase of an infrastructure project, such as: corporate compliance procedures; controls on personnel; project code of conduct; raising awareness; controls over quality, quantity, rate adjustment, variations, programme, certification and payment; transparency; auditing; monitoring; and reporting.
  7. How to investigate corruption during the procurement phase of an infrastructure project: An explanation of good investigative practice in relation to suspected corruption in the procurement phase, including: factors which complicate investigation; appointing technical and commercial experts; reviewing documentation (tender documents, bid submissions, bid evaluation, contract conditions, drawings, specification, and programme); personnel interviews; internet searches; bank record checks; comparison of bid data; identifying inconsistencies in evidence; and identifying who is responsible.
  8. How to investigate corruption during the construction phase of an infrastructure project: An explanation of good investigative practice in relation to suspected corruption during the construction phase, including: factors which complicate the investigation; proving the corruption; appointing technical and commercial experts; inspecting the site; undertaking tests; reviewing documentation (contract, quality, quantity, programme, correspondence, claims for payment, photographic records); personnel interviews; identifying inconsistencies in evidence; and identifying who is responsible.

Corporate workshops

  1. How an organisation can prevent and deal with corruption in its business activities:  An overview of the anti-corruption measures which an organisation should put in place (based on ISO 37001 requirements), and guidance on how the organisation should deal with corrupt situations.
  2. How to investigate corruption in an organisation: An explanation of good investigative practice in relation to suspected corruption involving the organisation, including factors which complicate investigation, obtaining the evidence, documentation review, and personnel interviews.
  3. Implementing ISO 37001 anti-bribery management system: An explanation of how an organisation should go about implementing and getting certified to ISO 37001 anti-bribery management system standard.
  4. Auditing ISO 37001 anti-bribery management system: An explanation of how internal or external auditors should go about auditing an organisation to ISO 37001.

Professional workshop

  1. How professionals can avoid and deal with corruption in their professional activities: An explanation of how professionals (e.g. engineers, architects, project managers) should avoid and deal with incidences of corruption which they personally encounter.

Examples of prosecutions

  1. Examples of major prosecutions for corruption in the infrastructure sector: Overviews of several real life international prosecutions which contain several of the corrupt elements explained in the other workshops.

For further details of the workshops and their content and cost, contact GIACC.

University Anti-Corruption Course

GIACC has written the University Anti-Corruption Course, “Preventing Corruption on Infrastructure Projects”.

This course is intended to form part of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or professional qualification for students who are studying subjects relevant to the infrastructure sector (e.g. engineering, architecture, project management, procurement, quantity surveying).

The course is designed to provide prospective professionals in the infrastructure sector with the knowledge and understanding to help them avoid, prevent and deal effectively with any corruption which they may encounter in their professional lives.

The course may also be of interest and use to students in other business sectors and in professional fields such as law, accounting, and business management.  The analysis and examples given in this course focus on the infrastructure sector but are also applicable to, and can be adapted for, other sectors.

The course materials are available free of charge to universities and colleges.

GIACC/Tl(UK): Anti-Corruption Training Manual

GIACC and Transparency International (UK) have published a free Anti-Corruption Training Manual.  It is designed specifically for the infrastructure sector.  The Manual aims to help users achieve a better understanding of corruption and how to avoid it. 

It can be used by individuals and by organisations as part of their corporate training.  It is free of charge.

The Manual is available in the following language versions.

Guidance on implementing anti-corruption training

See Training Guidance for guidance on how an organisation can implement anti-corruption training procedures for its relevant personnel and business associates.

Other Resources

ACET – Global Anti-Corruption Education and Training initiative has published “Ethicana” which is an anti-corruption film and supporting training materials.

Updated on 15th February 2024

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