Building capacity to address corruption risks in humanitarian operations

Corruption in humanitarian aid disproportionately affects the world’s most vulnerable people. Humanitarian assistance aims to save lives and alleviate the suffering of people. Despite these noble ambitions, humanitarian organizations are not immune from the impacts of corruption.


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In response to this challenge, Transparency International Norway and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are the in process of developing learning and training material for corruption prevention for staff and volunteers in Humanitarian organizations. Local partners, donors, beneficiaries and the general public will also be able to access the online course. The course will be posted at IFRC’s learning platform during the spring of 2015.  Two modules are being developed: a basic course and a course for managers.

With a view to make this online course as relevant as possible we are now in the process of collecting comments and input from experts in humanitarian agencies and other stakeholders including you. To access a draft version (alpha) of the basic training material, please click the link below:

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We are inviting you to provide comments or any reactions you may have on any parts of the content and structure. In this context, we are particularly interested in

1. Are the scenarios realistic and relevant?

2. Are the dilemmas you face and decisions you are asked to make in the training at a level that most humanitarian workers understand?

3. Do you think this course is likely to increase the motivation of learners to take action to prevent and report corruption?

4. Do you think this course gives learners the skills and information they need to identify, prevent, and report corruption? 

For each of the questions above, if you answered no, please share specific ideas for ways that we can improve this.

Feel free to share the invitation with people and organisations that may have an interest in this e-learning programme.

Kindly provide your feedback by November 17th to TI-Norway (