Governance Support Facility Initiatives for the 21st

Governance Support Facility Initiatives for the 21st Century

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Governance Support Facility Initiatives- Vietnam (GoSFI- VN)

Capacity Development

GoSFI-VN supports capacity assessment, competence-building, and program/project
management planning, monitoring and evaluation.

GoSFI’s Lead Specialist participated in designing and evaluating governance projects; supported capacity-building to develop short-term training courses in Vietnam’s training institutions; and conducted short-term training on project management, policy analysis, and policy monitoring for practitioners in both the government and non-government sectors.

GoSFI’s Lead Specialist has piloted the “Governance, Integrity, and Anti-Corruption” training course in Vietnam since 2010.

On-line training courses in Vietnamese start in October, 2012. 

Program Description

Governance, Integrity, and Corruption Prevention
This training seminar is designed to support anti-corruption work.  It defines a basic concept of corruption through case studies to suit participants’ professional needs.  The course is suitable for academics, researchers, governance program managers, cpublic officials, businesses, CSOs, and journalists.

Benefits to Participants
This course will help participants achieve the following goals:

  • understand the concept of corruption in both the public and private sectors by assimilating international experiences in corruption prevention and gaining various sets of corruption quantifiers
  • develop the ability to identify progress in anti-corruption work
  • link the concepts of governance, integrity, anti-corruption, and prepare to demonstrate this linkage in practice
  • better identify integrity risks and formulate integrity frameworks for organizations and units
  • consolidate skills in identifying the most common forms of corruption and their causes; in analyzing negative effects of corruption (especially in participants’ work-related areas); in identifying governance and integrity solutions relevant to these resultant problems; in developing action plans related to participants’ work areas; and in assessing and evaluating the progress of integrity and anti-corruption efforts

Course Outline

Topic I: Understanding the Phenomenon of Corruption, and International Anti-Corruption Experiences

  • Concept of corruption (with emphasis on the definition of corruption and its relations, scope, and forms); impacts of corruption; and corruption risk factors
  • Key corruption prevention measures:  governance and integrity
  • International experiences:  organizational models for of Anti-Corruption agencies; formulating Anti-Corruption strategies; corruption measurement—strengths and weaknesses of existing methods; anti-corruption obstacles and challenges

Topic II: Case Studies on Corruption and Its Relationship to Governance

  • Varieties of sub-national and sectoral corruption risk and corrupt practices
  • Social reciprocity and social tolerance of corrupt practices
  • Governance reform and corruption prevention

Topic III: Understanding Integrity

  • The concept of integrity and its relationship to governance and anti-corruption
  • Internal and external control measures
  • Integrity frameworks and components
  • Methods of developing an integrity framework

Topic IV: Designing an Action Plan

  • Development of an action plan incorporating identification and measurement of corruption risks, corruption prevention based on public governance reform and integrity frameworks, and formal progress monitoring


The training course lasts from 2 to 4 days and is participatory, combining presentations with discussion and group work on case studies.  A training needs survey is conducted prior to finalization in order to tailor a detailed course program to suit participants’ specific needs.  Participants are encouraged to submit case studies based on their own work experience.