CIPFA’s new corruption prevention programme

Corruption and fraud undermine governments’ abilities to provide public services, weakens public financial management and represents a leading threat to the health of public finance. Having the right skills and culture across your organisation can make a difference, which is why CIPFA is now piloting an ambitious Corruption Prevention Programme.

The CIPFA Corruption Prevention Programme will offer unique and specialised anti-corruption certification training to build the capacity of individuals as well as strengthening public sector institutions. The programme is aligned to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) Chapter II, the “Prevention of Corruption under the UNCAC”. It also complements CIPFA’s existing fraud and corruption training offer, including our International Certificate in Corruption Investigation, to provide a complete approach to anti-corruption.

About the pilot

The programme is being piloted across a range of public sector entities in North Macedonia, with plans to expand the pilots to Mauritius and Paraguay in 2024. These jurisdictions represent different geographical regions, languages, cultures and backgrounds, enabling us to test and refine the programme to ensure it is as flexible and inclusive as possible.

About the programme

Our Corruption Prevention Programme seeks to bring together stakeholders across the public sector to support a holistic approach to anti-corruption.

There will be four main components:

  1. Anti-Corruption Code of Practice: to support organisations in working towards the prevention of corruption at a local or organisational level by giving guidance and a framework for best practice for institutions around prevention of corruption. Organisations taking part in the programme will be expected to sign up to the Code or equivalent.

  2. Corruption Risk Management Leadership Briefing: a training course for senior leaders, decision-makers and managers on anti-corruption risk management, leadership and advocacy.

  3. International Certificate in Corruption Risk Management (ICCRM): a certification training course for technical and operational-level professionals to conduct corruption risk assessments and implement an effective, entity-wide, corruption risk management framework. The course is based on the corruption risk assessment and mitigation methodology defined in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) “State of Integrity: A guide on conducting corruption risk assessments in public organisations”.

  4. Counter Fraud and Anti-Corruption community of practice: an opportunity to become a CIPFA Affiliate member, gaining access to a wealth of benefits and joining our Counter Fraud & Anti-Corruption community of practice covering corruption prevention and investigation.

Contact us

If you are interested in learning more about CIPFA’s Corruption Prevention Programme, please get in touch.