Keywords: Ethics, Accountability, Corruption, Transparency, Institutions, Mechanisms and Mindsets for Accountability, SDG16.
The training toolkit approaches integrity and effective anti-corruption in public institutions as the results of three interlinking factors: (1) Transparency of government, which enables people and civil society to hold governments to account, (2) Accountability, which can be enhanced by strengthening oversight institutions, and (3) Transforming mindsets to adopt ethical standards for public servants, who play an enabling role in upholding good governance and anti-corruption. The course, based on the training toolkit, intends to promote public servants' ethical awareness and transform mindsets for ethical behavior and decision-making, enabling them to become change agents and lead on integrity transformations.
Upon completion of the course, learners will have:
- Undertaken a values assessment vis-a-vis the SDGs and map capacity gaps and opportunities.
- Raised awareness of concepts, and practical mechanisms for integrity and anti-corruption, focusing on international frameworks and standards, laws and institutions at the national level, organizational tools and processes, as well as behavioral insights to translate formal rules into desired behaviors.
- Mapped and engaged with key stakeholders in defining an ethics and integrity strategy.
- Developed a roadmap and an action plan to incorporate relevant knowledge into public servants' day-to-day work.
Content and Structure
The toolkit consists of 18 modules which can be facilitated in a five-day training. Modules can be presented in full or partially, independent from each other and are customizable, meaning they can be adjusted to the sociocultural or geographic context where a training is delivered.
Fundamentals of Ethics and Public Integrity
Welcome & Course Introduction
Module 1: How would a World without Corruption Look?
Module 2: Essentials of Ethics and Public Integrity
Module 3: Transparency and Accountability
Module 4: Understanding and Assessing Corruption
Module 5: International Frameworks for Integrity and Anti-Corruption
Ethics and Public Integrity at the Institutional and Policy Level
Module 6: Oversight Institutions
Module 7: Social Accountability Mechanisms
Module 8: Integrity Codes
Module 9: Managing Conflict of Interest
Module 10: Whistleblowing
Organizational Change for Enhanced Ethics and Integrity
Module 11: Staff Management and Developing Capacities for Integrity
Module 12: Creating an Organizational Culture of Ethics and Integrity
Module 13: Transparent Public Procurement
Individual Ethical Behavior
Module 14: Ethical Leadership
Module 15: Assessing Personal vis-à-vis Organizational Values
Module 16: Behavioral Insights and Staff Incentives
Module 17: How to Promote Desired Behavioral Change?
Strategy and Action Plans for Enhanced Ethics and Public Integrity
Module 18: Developing a Strategy, Roadmap and Action Plan for Enhanced Ethics and Public Integrity
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Facilitator's Guide Manual
National experts – government officials, academics, UN Country Teams, and others.
Terms and Conditions of use for the Curriculum on Governance for the SDGs
Video of the Toolkit
The training toolkit is free of charge. If you have any questions about the toolkit, please send us an email at email@example.com.