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IACA Training Programs: Procurement Anti-Corruption and Anti-Corruption in the Infrastructure Sector

The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) offers two back-to-back trainings this September. The programs are geared toward learning about the ingredients of a sound anti-corruption strategy in the public procurement process and acquiring tools to prevent and mitigate corruption risks in infrastructure projects.

The second edition of the Procurement Anti-Corruption Training will run from September 1 to 26, combining one week of onsite training at the IACA campus (September 15 to 19) and distance learning in participants’ home countries.

The course is taught by Professor Christopher Yukins, Co-Director of the procurement programme at the George Washington Law School, and Max Aranda-Kaiser from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.

Government officials, procurement officials, members of civil society, workers in the procurement community, judges, prosecutors, attorneys, and investigators are particularly encouraged to apply.

Two days after the onsite component of the Procurement Anti-Corruption Training, the Anti-Corruption in the Infrastructure Sector Training is set to take place, from September 22 to 24. Over three, action-packed days the course will focus on sector-specific vulnerabilities to corruption related to the complexity of contractual structures, diversity of technical skills, decision making mechanisms, expenditure tracking hurdles, government official involvement, etc.

It is led by Neil Stansbury, Director of the GIACC, a non-profit organization. Public officials, project managers and supervisors, contractors and infrastructure experts from development organizations are particularly encouraged to apply.

The application period for both trainings is open until June 30, 2014.

To maximize their stay at IACA, participants are encouraged to attend both trainings. Tuition waivers are offered to participants from Least Developed Countries on a competitive basis.


Andy Spalding is a senior editor of the FCPA Blog. He’s an Assistant Professor at the University of Richmond School of Law.

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