The Summer School aims to equip participants with the knowledge and the skills needed to collect, analyze and use governance data to monitor corruption and promote anti-corruption reforms across the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) framework.The Summer School is designed to bring together students from various disciplines with anti-corruption practitioners to foster innovative approaches to curbing corruption in sectors such as health, education, justice, water and sanitation and climate action. In this way, students can become evidence-based activists.
The cases of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Afghanistan and Indonesia will serve as examples of how corruption negatively influences development and reconstruction while threatening security and undermining peacebuilding. A key element of the course is that the participants are expected to produce a “roadmap” to fight a specific corruption problem, using governance data with linkages to the SDG framework. At the end of each learning session, the participants are required to answer a few short questions relating to their own corruption problem for which they are developing a road map. In answering these questions, the participants identify key players who can help them, map out relevant indicators and datasets for assessing and measuring corruption, and come up with an advocacy strategy.
The Summer School is offered as a partnership between Transparency International (TI), the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) at Ruhr University Bochum, and Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO).
Corruption represents a major obstacle to building peace and reaching the SDGs by hampering economic growth and increasing poverty in terms of income inequality, access to services and resource distribution. In addition, corruption undermines the quantity and quality of public services and restricts access to quality health, water and education services, with a disproportionate impact on the poor. But how much do we really know about the scale, nature, and cost of corruption? Is it possible to measure its impact, on the economy, security, and more generally, people? Can we make meaningful comparisons of corruption between countries? How do we monitor corruption trends overtime?
Data, in particular about governance, is key for understanding and tackling corruption. Data can help answer the above questions and provide the means to drive policy reform. When used effectively, governance data can be a powerful tool to inform citizens, influence decision makers and track the progress of anti-corruption interventions. Effective anti-corruption strategies necessitate detailed knowledge about the manifestations, levels and impact of corruption, as well as practices and attitudes that may facilitate it and any weaknesses in a given systems integrity framework. Gathering and analyzing governance data will allow for evidence-based advocacy, crucial in making the case to politicians and decision makers about the need for change.
However, working with governance data, and especially data on corruption, can be extremely challenging. The purpose of the summer school is therefore to encourage students to apply themselves to the task of addressing the phenomenon of corruption, and equip them with the ideas, skills and knowledge to rise to the challenge. More specifically, course participants will draw on a variety of academic perspectives to collectively design bespoke monitoring tools able to track the impact of corruption in individual SDGs.
Teil 1: The value of working with data for anti-corruption initiatives is explored in conjunction with opportunities presented by the SDGs and the "data revolution". Guidance is provided on the first steps of working with data, including defining research objective(s), identifying data needs, and figuring out whom to engage, how, and at which stage of the process.
Teil 2: The participants will then learn how to:
- Identify strategic indicators that best match research objectives, and how to develop so-called baskets of indicators to capture a fuller picture of the progress of anti-corruption reforms.
- Match chosen indicators with the most relevant data sources and assess the reliability of various datasets.
- Develop advocacy strategies to maximize the policy impact of the data.
- Apply the knowledge acquired from this course and use governance data to monitor and tackle corruption across the SDG framework.
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By the end of this course the participants will:
- Understand the scale, nature and cost of corruption on politics, economics, and society.
- Be familiar with a range of theoretical approaches to measuring and tackling corruption.
- Learn about the various stakeholders involved in governance reform, their competing interests as well as develop skills to generate the kind of evidence-based advocacy that can drive policy reform.
- Know about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the SDGs, and particularly its governance facets.
- Develop familiarity with a number of typologies of indicators and datasets, as well as experience working hands-on with several actual governance indices.
- Acquire skills to conduct analysis of sectoral value chains and integrity risks.
- Be able to develop their own policy monitoring and evaluation frameworks that can be applied to different policy areas.
The Summer School is offered by the Institut for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
Lecturer: Prof. Dennis Dijkzeul, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), und Marius Heimlich (email@example.com)
Achten Sie auf Änderungen und Neuigkeiten in der Originalveranstaltung:
1. Link zur Original Veranstaltung beim IFHV; 2. Link zur Original Veranstaltung im eCampus der RUB
Die Veranstaltung wurde vom Anbieter vorranging für das Zertifikat 'Bildung für Nachhaltige Entwicklung', Bereich II, geöffnet. Für fachfremde Studierende ist die Veranstaltung zugleich anerkennbar für das Modul E3 Studium liberale.
Bewerber*iinnen verfassen ein kurzes Motivationsschreiben (max. 300 Wörter) und bewerben sich zusammen mit einem kurzen Lebenslauf online.
Link zur Bewerbung: https://www.ifhv.de/teaching/ifhv-summer-school-corruption bis 09.06.23
Anmeldung und Zulassung erfolgen auch für UDE-Studierende durch die Anbieter an der Ruhr Universität Bochum auf der Basis der Registrierungsform und des Motivationsanschreibens.
Weitere Informationen zum Studium liberale, eine Liste freier Plätze, alle Veranstaltungen in chronologischer Reihenfolge etc. finden Sie oben unter „Weitere Links“.
In E3 an der UDE nicht geeignet für: Bachelorstudierende im 1.-2. FS sowie GesWi; MOAS m Soz o PW. Beim Zertifikat BNE für alle Studiengänge geeignet.
The entrance requirements for the Summer School are a sound knowledge of English, at least two completed semesters of study and an interest in humanitarian action, corruption and the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as in the interdisciplinary exchange with other students. Applicants should write a short motivation letter (max. 300 words) and apply online together with a short CV.
The application period will start March 15, 2023, and will end June 9, 2023.
The number of participants is limited to 30 students. Applicants will receive more and detailed information after being admitted.