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

The course is convened by Tiri - Making Integrity Work, London, UK

Course date

5 July - 14 July, 2010
15 February, 2010
Course Director(s): 

Fredrik Galtung

Integrity Action, Jerusalem, Israel
Course Coordinator: 

Krisztina Bakos

Central European University, Center for Policy Studies, Budapest, Hungary

Two new courses join the popular "Leadership and Management for Integrity" course this summer!

High levels of corruption and the lack of integrity in organisational governance worldwide cause harm and waste on an epic scale, especially in developing countries. The losers are the poorest and most vulnerable. Despite vigorous efforts by donors and reform-minded governments alike over the past twenty years, increasing knowledge about corruption and its effects has not been mirrored by successful reforms. Integrity Summer School seeks to impart the principles, strategies and applied skills necessary to equip practitioners to effectively diagnosis integrity gaps and strategise for addressing them. Raising integrity standards of organisations is increasingly recognized as an effective tool to foster development and strengthen legitimate democratic governance.

Our core course "Leadership and Management for Integrity" will be held for the sixth time in 2010. This course meets a need for critical and strategic approaches to successfully reform institutions to improve levels of governance and integrity. Run in co-operation with CEU Centre for Policy Studies, the last 5 annual courses have been highly rated successful.

Two new courses are on offer this year: "Pro-Poor Integrity" addresses governance focused specifically on Millennium Development Goal attainment and meets the need for critical and strategic approaches to successful integrity interventions and sustainable reforms especially in the countries that are least likely to achieve their developmental goals. "Integrity in Political Society" addresses issues of integrity in the realm of politics such as electoral fraud, non-democratic and weak party systems, non-transparent legislative processes, money politics, and favourable deals for those with access to political leaders.

Drawing on interdisciplinary academic perspectives and lessons learned from practice, these courses represent three of the few targeted, applied and yet conceptually grounded efforts currently available internationally for the analysis of corruption and anti-corruption, and for strategising for organisational integrity in a low governance environment. Between them, these courses cover the domains where demand for integrity training is strongest are: public administration, business, academia, aid agencies, civil society, the judiciary, and political life, including elections. The courses thus focus on attracting practitioners from these fields.

Structure of the courses: The morning plenary sessions are centred on cases and experiences in solving specific problems in particular agencies and settings. The afternoon sessions - so called Policy Labs - have a problem-oriented approach through discussing and analyzing cases from the participants' practice in team work. Trainings are also offered to develop skills of recognizing and solving problems in order to increase the participants' effectiveness in taking actions and interventions on integrity in their work environment.