In this course, participants will learn the basics of good governance and how to counter corruption on a national level. The course includes an introduction to modern public sector governance and covers a mixture of concepts and practical tools for preventing and controlling corruption, featuring case studies from Latvia and other European Union countries. The course focuses on the links between integrity, transparency, and other good governance principles and anti-corruption, and also explores modern forms of corruption and crimes related to corruption.
After completing the course participants will understand the fundamentals of successful anti-corruption approaches and the main challenges of designing and implementing national level anti-corruption reforms.
The course will be taught by Liene Gātere, Anti-corruption and good governance expert; Iveta Kažoka, Director and senior policy analyst in good governance at local, national and EU level of the think-tank "Providus"; Līga Stafecka, Senior policy analyst in anti-corruption and good governance of think-tank "Providus".
The course will take place throughout March 2022. It has 32 teaching hours consisting of lectures and seminars. Course sessions will take place via Zoom. All course participants will have access to the RGSL study portal, where course materials will be available. Participants are expected to fulfil the assignments as well as pass an exam to be rewarded with 1.5 ECTS for course completion.
Eligible candidates for RGSL online specialised courses are professionals from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, with at least two years of work experience in the public sector, non-governmental organisations or academia.
All specialised online courses are free of charge. The project is implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and the United States government.