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Saying no to bribery in NGOs (1 day)

Key discoveries

  • How corruption and bribery affects NGO operations and the communities they work with
  • The legal, organisational and reputational risks associated with paying bribes
  • Assessing bribery risk and where to prioritise anti-bribery action
  • Practical responses to resist and avoid paying bribes when implementing programmes in the field.

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Course code: ST4 

A thought-provoking yet practical course for NGO staff who are involved in implementing their organisation’s anti-bribery policy.  

"This was an excellent course, really helpful and it’s prompted lots of ideas on how I can apply this in my own organisation." 

Course costsEarly booking
£ GBP
Standard booking
£ GBP
Individuals, and non-profit organisations with less than £1m income185230
Non-profit organisations more than £1m income230290
For-profit/governmental organisations290365

Who should attend

This course is designed for NGO staff responsible for planning and implementing their organisation’s anti-bribery policy.

Programme guide

Introduction and
overview
  • Welcome, introductions and expectations
  • Overview of the programme
  • What is corruption and bribery and what does it look like in NGOs?

The legal environment

  • International legislative framework for NGOs UK Bribery Act
The risk environment
  • The implications of paying and receiving bribes
  • Key risk areas for NGOs
Zero tolerance in
practice
  • The Seven Principles of a zero-tolerance approach to bribery
  • Five practical tactics
First steps
  • Assessing the bribery risk in your NGO
Resisting bribes
  • Practical ideas on how to safely resist paying a bribe
Avoiding bribes
  • Designing out bribery from your work Internal reporting
Collaboration
  • External reporting
  • Strength in numbers – local collaboration
Final review
  • Summary and action planning Evaluation of the workshop

Learning outcomes

By the end of the training, you will:

Do
  • Conduct a bribery risk assessment to identify where bribes are most likely to take place and where to prioritise action
  • Plan practical responses to resist and avoid paying bribes when implementing programmes in the field
Know
  • Define corruption and bribery and the various forms they take in NGO operations
  • Identify the critical features of the UK Bribery Act as it affects your work
  • Outline the legal, organisational and reputational risks associated with paying bribes
  • Describe the seven key principles and five key tactics that underpin a zero tolerance approach to bribery
Feel
  • Appreciate the impact of bribery on the communities that NGOs work with
  • Recognise the importance of collective action to counter bribery in the NGO sector.

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