DSC 0452Participants from 13 countries, representing the public and private sectors, international organizations, and anti-corruption agencies, completed IACA’s fifth annual Procurement Anti-Corruption Training last Friday.

The five-week programme combined one week of on-site training at IACA (from 31 July to 4 August) with distance learning in participants’ home countries. Among the frequent IACA lecturers were Prof. Christopher Yukins from the George Washington University Law School, Max Kaiser Aranda, Anti-Corruption Director at the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness, Johannes Schnitzer (Schnitzer Law), and Candice Welsch (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime).

Topics covered during the in-class segment included, among others, reverse auctions and e-procurement, developing compliance programmes, and the integrity of public finances, together with several case studies.

The training aims to reduce corruption in public procurement by training professionals from around the world in sound anti-corruption strategies. It is open to practitioners with at least three years' relevant work experience dealing with procurement issues.

Participants who successfully complete the programme are entitled to receive 6 ECTS credits under the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. For more information, please click here.