Anthropology, Economics, Ethics, Law, Politics, Public administration, Public policy

This course is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative.
Tiri is the project partner of CEU, which is the Integrity Partner in the project. 
 

Course date

2 July - 11 July, 2012
15 March, 2012
The application deadline expired. Late applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Course Director(s): 

Fredrik Galtung

Integrity Action, Jerusalem, Israel
Course Faculty: 

Ornit Shani

University of Haifa, Israel

Hadeel Qazzaz

Integrity Action, London, UK

Patrick Rafolisy

Integrity Action, London, UK
Raising integrity standards is increasingly recognised as an effective tool to foster development and strengthen legitimate democratic governance. This course, held for the eighth year, meets a need for critical and strategic approaches to successfully reform institutions to improve levels of governance and integrity. Organisational integrity here refers in large measure to internal processes of control and value-driven reform. 

This course is aimed at managers, internal control specialists (e.g. investigators, compliance officers, inspectors, etc.) as well as civil society representatives.

It will also be open to academics interested in offering similar courses at their own universities.Integrity is a concept that requires the alignment of competence, accountability, corruption control, and core values. Experience suggests that only a multipronged strategy to improve integrity standards will overcome the problems posed by poor governance and corruption. A one-size-fits-all approach will not work. There is a growing recognition among leading policy practitioners that the cutting edge of sustainable reform lies at least in part in the interaction between different stakeholders. This course is one of the rare efforts to take a multi-stakeholder approach to achieve short and medium-term reform.

The approach offered by this course is interdisciplinary straddling law, economics, business, public administration, public sector ethics, as well as politics, statistical and ethnographic approaches. The course will familiarise participants with core ingredients to a strategic and critical approach for effective and sustainable organisational integrity reform and to raising integrity standards in public and private institutions.

Beyond the traditional lectures and seminars, various alternative methods will be used, including training DVDs, expert panel, workshops (Policy Lab), discussion groups, individual and group paper presentations by the participants. Participants are expected to complete assignments in advance, during and after the course and are encouraged to utilise the course's e-learning site.

The morning plenary sessions - common for all participants- are centred on cases and experiences in solving specific problems in particular agencies and settings. The topics of the plenary sessions are cross-cutting issues such as definitions, measurements and research methodology, leadership, public value creation, and ethics in public life, and also distinct areas such as access to information, fiscal transparency, and risk assessment and management with a focus on integrity issues in inter-governmental organisations, public administration, civil society, politics and parliaments.

Some of the world’s foremost experts and practitioners in the field of integrity and anti-corruption will teach and lead discussions to help forge creative and contextually-sensitive solutions to a problem that burdens many societies and poses a major risk to programmes in business, government and civil society.
The remainder of the day is devoted to specialist Policy Labs that explore practical, problem-solving solution to specific integrity challenges and contexts. 

Three policy labs are on offer this year:

  • Doing Business with Integrity in Emerging Markets policy lab aims to develop new insights into business integrity in emerging markets and why integrity innovation represents one of the biggest opportunities for market advantage, to gain strategies for collective action and engaging multiple stakeholders to strengthen the integrity performance of your business, and to foster an organizational learning culture in your company to promote business integrity.

    Convenor: Fredrik Galtung, Chief Executive Officer, Tiri
     

  • Social Accountability: A Critical Review and the Way Forward policy lab provides a critical review of social accountability efforts, highlighting the approaches, challenges, successes and potential ways forward in the most challenging of environments. Social accountability in fragile and conflict-affected states is a relatively new phenomenon in governance discourse. It has emerged with the lessons that top-down anti-corruption approaches have often failed. With increasing support to fragile and conflict affected states, efforts to build accountability and trust and strengthen the social contract between state and society in the wake of crisis are needed.

    Convenor: Hadeel Qazzaz, Tiri - making Integrity Work, London, UK
 

  • Strengthening Electoral Justice and Integrity policy lab will address electoral integrity issues that are often left out in the reform agenda, will encourage strategic thinking, and explores emerging international standards of electoral justice and each major stakeholder in a democracy can both strengthen and undermine this outcome. The discussions will focus on how a collaborative and multi-stakeholders' approach can be relevant to improve electoral justice outcomes.

    Convenor: Dr. Patrick Rafolisy, Head of Integrity Africa, Tiri

    Applicants will be requested to make their choice between the above three policy labs in the online application system and submit their application to one or the other.