Program for Anti-Corruption Practitioners (PAP)

PAP* has two components: Knowledge Building and Skills Building

PAP* Knowledge Building Component

PAP* Knowledge Building component is based on self-study, including readings and Papers writing; it aims at deepening practitioners understanding and improving their knowledge in the field of curing and preventing corruption in Local Governments organizations. It has 4 modules.

  • Module 1: Understanding Corruption in Organizations
  • Module 2: Understanding Organizations
  • Module 3: Understanding Local Governments Organizations
  • Module 4: Understanding Change Management in Organizations

In each module participants study the provided readings, apply the concepts in specific situations, elaborate Papers and receive Tutors’ feedback and evaluation.

2009 PAP* Knowledge Building

2011 PAP* Knowledge Building

Training materials are available for download from FPDL site in English language and translations in other 10 languages:

MILC – Multimedia Interactive Learning Course (on La Paz Case)

Corrupt Cities – a practical guide to cure and prevention

Restore the Health of Your Organization with process tools

Healthy Organizations – Booklet for Mayors/Public Managers:

Participants are selected among experienced social entrepreneurs, trainers/facilitators interested in becoming anticorruption practitioners and/or university professors interested in including in their anticorruption courses, conceptual frameworks and best practices about reforming cities with its built-in anticorruption approach. PAP* Knowledge Building Component is conducted in English language during 8-10 months. It offers opportunities for interaction and networking among the students.

Watch on You Tube the welcome video for selected participants:

PAP* Skill Building Component

PAP* Skills Building Component is a 10-12 day interactive training program, during which participants gain new knowledge, skills and self-confidence, as consultants, facilitators and trainers, the three roles they will play when supporting mayors/public managers, initiating interventions in local government organizations, aimed at curing and preventing corruption. It is conducted in English by PAP* Tutors. It is attended by the best participants, selected among those who attended the Knowledge Building component.

Look at examples:

2009 PAP* Skills Building Component

2012 PAP* Skills Building Component

PAP* Tutors

Our PAP tutors are: Ronald MacLean Abaroa with Ana Vasilache (FPDL), as well as guest experts.

Ana Vasilache is expert in public administration, architect and urban planner by background, with extensive experience in the design and facilitation of participatory processes in communities and organizations. Ana has built the capacity of more than 1500 trainers/facilitators from Romania and other countries, from CEE/SEE, West and East Africa, Central and South Asia, through interactive and participatory training programs, high quality educational materials and effective learning methodologies. She is Founder and Board President of FPDL – Partners for Local Development Foundation, a Romanian NGO playing since 20 years an important regional role in promoting good governance and democratic leadership. FPDL is long-standing member of PDCI – Partners for Democratic Change International, a network of like-minded NGOs in 20 countries in Europe, Americas, Middle East and Africa. Since more than 10 years, Ana is collaborating with Ronald MacLean Abaroa/WBI in order to address corruption in local governments by building the capacity of Anticorruption Practitioners’ network and supporting them apply the a-c methodology to support willing mayors and public managers. Ana received UN Habitat Scroll of Honor 2000 for her dedication in improving urban governance in Romania and Central and Eastern Europe.

Ronald MacLean-Abaroa  is a leading governance expert and practitioner, the first democratically elected mayor of La Paz in 1985 and reelected four times until 1997. Appointed the youngest minister at age 29, he held five national cabinet positions including Planning, Foreign Affairs, Government Spokesman, Finance, and Sustained Development, serving three different Presidents between 1978 and 2001. He run for President of Bolivia in 2002, before joining the World Bank Institute as the Lead Public Sector Management Specialist on Governance, Decentralization, and Poverty Reduction. He spent three years with Harvard Institute for International Development as a Senior Research Fellow on Governance, working with Jeffrey Sachs, and Michael Porter, in the Central American Project, and currently lectures at Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He received his Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, and his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland. He is the author of several articles, professional papers, case studies, and books. He coauthored with Robert Klitgaard and Lindsey Parris Corrupt Cities: A practical Guide to Cure and Prevention (2000) translated into fifteen languages. Since 2013, he is member of Partners for Local Development Foundation, FPDL, Board of Directors.

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