Course Description

  • There is no one-size-fits-all method for developing an efficient asset declaration system. Thus, this course rather contains a decision tree that will help a national legislator to make more informed choices when introducing or reforming anti-corruption measures.

  • The course is focused on asset disclosure systems for public employees of the executive branch. Much of what follows is also applicable to members of parliament, judges, as well as SOEs’ employees. However, anticorruption regulation for these categories often has some peculiarities that are beyond the scope of this course.

  • This is a self-study course and allows participants to train at their own pace. The material is presented in the form of text, diagrams, drawings and interactive elements. At the end of each part, participants can assess their knowledge with self-test questions.

  • This course is developed in cooperation with Russian anti-corruption experts and financially co-sponsored by the Russian Federation.

Format and duration

  • Format

    Information is presented in the form of text, diagrams, drawings, and interactive elements. The main content is explained on the slides, while various buttons contain additional details, links, explanations, clarifications, and examples from national legislation.

  • Duration

    The course is self-paced. However, for an effective learning it is recommended to study one part per 1-2 days, check the provided explanations, laws, and assess the knowledge. In this case, the course can take 18-24 hours to complete.

  • Self-Assessment

    After each part the participants can assess their knowledge with self-test questions and identify topics that need to be revisited.

  • Access to the Course

    Enrollment is available ANY TIME, and access to the course is open for 90 days after the enrollment.

  • Certificate of Completion

    IACA Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion.

  • Course Community

    Participants can use the course community to discuss the topics among the peers.

Target Group

The course is primarily aimed at:

  • Practitioners and experts involved in developing or improving national asset disclosure legislation and system

  • Trainers, researchers and professionals from academia

  • The course will be also useful for students and anyone interested in possible approaches to the implementation of asset disclosure tools

Curriculum

INTRODUCTION


SELF-ASSESSMENT

PART 1. CONTENT OF ASSET DECLARATIONS

  • Identification Information
  • Income
  • Property Owned
  • Registered vs. Unregistered
  • Characteristics and Value
  • Property Used
  • Investments and Financial Instruments
  • Bank Accounts and Cash Savings
  • Alternative Means of Payment
  • Liabilities
  • Expenditures 
  • Additional Aspects
  • Thresholds
  • Changes in Property Status
  • Beneficial and Other Indirect Ownership

SELF-ASSESSMENT

PART 2. SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION OF DECLARATIONS

  • Persons Required to Submit Information & Approaches to the Coverage
  • Family Members
  • Register of Persons Obliged to Submit Information
  • Considerations on the Declaration Form
  • Frequency and Timelines
  • Corrections and Alterations
  • Storing
  • Public Availability: Approaches and Important Considerations

SELF-ASSESSMENT

PART 3. VERIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF DECLARATIONS

  • Types of Examination and Their Coverage
  • Verification 
  • Government Databases
  • Bank Accounts and Securities
  • Unverifiable Information
  • Violations to Be Detected
  • Sanctions
  • Analysis for “Corruption Indicators" 
  • Formula: Important Remarks and Dangerous Simplifications
  • Additional Factors
  • Procedure of Verification and Analysis
  • Follow-Up
  • Sanctions for Illicit Enrichment

SELF-ASSESSMENT

PART 4. INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Regulatory Authorities: Functions and Approaches
  • Centralized
  • Decentralized
  • Mixed
  • Guidance and Training
  • Monitoring
  • E-Declaration

SELF-ASSESSMENT

CLOSING REMARKS


Price

This course is financially co-sponsored by the Russian Federation and offered for a special fee

Contact us:

onlinetraining@iaca.int

IACA Online Training Catalogue:

https://www.iaca.int/iaca-programmes/online-training/training-catalogue.html