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Guidelines to develop a stand-alone course


This Module provides an outline for a three-hour class, but there is potential to develop its topics further into a stand-alone course. The scope and structure of such a course will be determined by the specific needs of each context, but a possible structure is presented here as a suggestion



Brief Description



Concept of government and governance, general relationship with corruption


Concept of good governance

Definitions and ideas behind the concept, related to corruption


Principles of governance

Main principles, how they work, what challenges are posed for each principle


Measurement of governance principles

Measures of governance and widely used indices such as the World Bank Indicators, Index of Public Integrity, Indicators of Good Governance


Bad governance and corruption

Relationship between bad governance and corruption; consequences for societies


Case studies and identification of governance measures for effective prevention of corruption

Case studies could include corruption in procurement, corrupt policy design, network dealings that allow capture of large state budgets, and blatant violations of laws and regulations. Governance measures would be identified and discussed.


Role of civil society

Based on the principles of good governance, the role of civil society should be discussed


Role of education

Based on the principles of good governance, the role of education should be discussed


Governance reforms

Strategies of how to increase the quality of good governance; what should be avoided


Summary and critical reflection

Final discussion and future prospects of good and bad governance; challenges of the concepts related to corruption

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