Corruption, Data and the Sustainable Development Goals

When? 01.03.2021 – 07.03.2021 | Preparatory Meeting: t.b.a Where? BF 4/46 (Bochumer Fenster) Who? Advanced Bachelor and Masterstudents from all disciplines

What the Summer School is about
The Summer School aims to equip participants with the knowledge and the skills needed to collect, analyse 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. 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).
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Dennis Dijkzeul, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict/Faculty of Law

All Students should apply online with a short motivation letter via the ifhv-website. Deadline for application 31.01.2021. For any further quetion please contact Marius Heimlich (

3 ECTS for active participation + presentation
5 ECTS for active participation + presentation + course study specific paper (Roadmap)

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