Course Description

  • This training is a part of proactive efforts of UNOPS, in cooperation with IACA, to raise awareness on fraud and corruption in public procurement. It is intended to provide a practical introduction to the risks of corruption and fraud in public procurement and how those risks can be minimized. The training is based on internationally recognized processes and on principles developed through UN initiatives.

  • The training focuses on the procurement process and how this process could be strengthened according to the international best practices. It includes examples from around the world and emphasizes that strong anti-corruption systems bolster better procurement.

  • This is a self-study course and allows participants to train at their own pace. The material is presented in the form of video lessons and reading material recommendations.

Format and duration

  • Format

    Information is presented in the form of video lessons.

  • 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 and material. In this case, the course can take 6+ hours to complete.

  • Self-Assessment

    At the end of the course the participants can assess their knowledge with the final quiz 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 30 days after the enrollment.

  • Certificate of Completion

    IACA Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the final quiz.


Professor Christopher YUKINS

Christopher Yukins serves as co-director of the government procurement law program at George Washington University Law School, in Washington, D.C. He has taught there (in both traditional classrooms and online) on public contract formations and performance issues, bid protests and claims litigation, state and local procurement, anti-corruption issues, foreign contracting, procurement reform, and comparative and international law. He has testified on issues of procurement reform and trade before committees of the U.S. Congress and the European Parliament. He is a visiting professor at the Université Paris - Nanterre, where he lectures annually, and has taught at government agencies and academic institutions around the world, including the International Anti-Corruption Academy (Austria), King’s College, London, Stellenbosch University in South Africa, and Stockholm University. He was a contributing editor to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime manual, Guidebook on Anti-Corruption in Public Procurement. He is a faculty advisor to the Public Contract Law Journal, is a member of the editorial board of the European Procurement & Public-Private Partnership Law Review, and is on the advisory board of The Government Contractor (Thomson Reuters). He was an advisor to the U.S. delegation to the working group on reform of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Procurement Law. Together with his colleagues, he runs a colloquium series (both live and webinars) at The George Washington University Law School. In private practice, Professor Yukins has been an associate, partner and counsel at leading law firms; he is currently counsel to the firm of Arnold & Porter.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome Remarks, Dr. Thomas Stelzer, Dean and Executive Secretary, IACA

    • Welcome Remarks, Thomas Stelzer

  • 2

    Welcome Remarks, Nick O'Regan, Director of Implementation Practices and Standards, UNOPS

    • Welcome Remarks, Nick O'Regan

    • UNOPS Anti-Corruption Capacity statement_2021

  • 3

    Module 1: Introduction - UN Guidance on Anti-Corruption in Procurement

    • Introduction - UN Guidance on Anti-Corruption in Procurement

  • 4

    Module 2: Concepts and Definitions

    • Concepts and Definitions

  • 5

    Module 3: United Nations Convention against Corruption

    • United Nations Convention against Corruption

  • 6

    Module 4: Conflict of Interest

    • Conflict of Interest

  • 7

    Module 5: Remedies and Bid Challenges

    • Remedies and Bid Challenges

  • 8

    Module 6: Integrity of Officials and Bidder Employees - Corporate Compliance

    • Integrity of Officials and Bidder Employees - Corporate Compliance

  • 9

    Useful links

    • Useful links

  • 10

    Final Quiz

    • Final Quiz

    • Before you go...

Target Group

The course is primarily aimed at:

  • Practitioners and experts involved in developing or improving procurement systems

  • Procurement officials, attorneys, academics, managers, anti-corruption investigators, compliance managers, etc., seeking to enhance their understanding of corruption issues in public procurement.

  • The course will be also useful for students and anyone interested in the international best practice in anti-corruption related to public procurement.


This course is offered free of charge

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