Third Party Event

Corruption and Integrity in Business and Development

How do societies deal with corruption? Which problems do organizations face when they operate in corruption-prone environments? Which actions can they take to enhance their integrity? This course provides participants with a thorough and reflected understanding of  corruption and integrity.

Corruption and Integrity in Business and Development

Participants critically engage with anti-corruption policies, trends and initiatives. They discuss differ-ent aspects of corruption and accountability from the perspectives of Swiss SMEs and multinationals as well as developmental NGOs. Based on case studies, participants assess their own awareness of corruption and discuss strategies and solutions to avoid involvement in practices that don’t comply with Swiss or foreign law and/or their organizations’ own codes of conduct.

Key themes:

  • Corruption in a social and politicalcontext
  • Anti-corruption policies and measures
  • Internationalization and corruption in the experience of Swiss SMEs and multinationals
  • Accountability and integrity from an NGO perspective
  • Practical solutions and best practice in business and development cooperation 

The course is planned to take place on-site. However, should the current situation require it, the course will take place online. In that case, class times might change.

Event language:
Depending on demand, the course is taught in English or German.


Target audience Professionals in private enterprises, public agencies and NGOs who work in Africa or engage with African partners, staff or clients
Organizer Centre for African Studies Basel
Event language



Cost of participating CHF 580.00
  • Claudia Baez Camargo, Head of Public Governance at the Basel Institute on Governance
  • Alex Biscaro, Deputy Executive Director, Transparency International Switzerland
  • Olivier Bovet, Senior Advisor at the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO
  • Christian Hauser, Professor of Business Economics and International Management at the University of Applied Sciences Graubünden
  • Lucy Koechlin, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Basel
  • Elísio Macamo, Professor of African Studies at the Institute of Sociology, University of Basel
  • Yvan Maillard Ardenti, consultant in corruption prevention and sustainable management


Cooperation partners / sponsors:
Transparency International Switzerland
Advanced Studies Centre of the University of Basel

Pascal Schmid
Centre for African Studies Basel
Rheinsprung 21
4051 Basel
+41 (0)61 207 34 82



Centre for African Studies Basel
Rheinsprung 21
4051 Basel

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