A Partnership Between Transparency International, Ruhr University Bochum and APPRO – Kabul, 2019

From July 4 to 13, 2019, Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO) will be providing a course designed by Transparency International on “Using Governance to Fight Corruption Across the SDGs”.

This course is offered in a partnership between Transparency International (TI), Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) at Ruhr University Bochum (Germany), and Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO). The delivery of this course is through Center for Good Governance, Gender Analysis, Research, Public Administration, and Development (GRAD) in Kabul, Afghanistan

The course is designed for professionals from Afghan civil society organizations and public institutions.

The course will be delivered by Dr. Saeed Parto, Director of Research at Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO) and Director – Academic at GRAD.

The successful candidates receive 5 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System) credits awarded by Ruhr University Bochum.

About the Course

How much do we really know about the scale, nature, and cost of corruption? Is it possible to measure its impact on the economy, security, and more generally, people? Can we make meaningful comparisons of corruption between countries? How do we monitor corruption trends overtime?

Effective anti-corruption strategies necessitate detailed knowledge about the manifestations, levels and impact of corruption, as well as practices and attitudes which may facilitate it and any weaknesses in a given system’s integrity framework. Gathering and analyzing governance data will allow for evidence-based advocacy, crucial in making the case to politicians and decision makers about the need for change.

This course will equip the participants with the knowledge and skills needed for collecting, analyzing, and using governance data to monitor corruption and promote anticorruption reform consistent with the principles of good governance and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.

The course will be delivered in Kabul, Afghanistan, for six full days over a period of two weeks, on Thursday,  Friday and Saturday from 9:00AM to 4:00PM. 

Application requirements

  • A master’s level degree in one of the social sciences or management OR an undergraduate degree with at least 3 years of experience in decision / policy making in an organizational setting.
  • A demonstrated interest in decision- and policy-making issues.
  • Participants must have fluent proficiency of the English languageAdmission will be based on the successful completion of an English test.

Application procedures

Applicants will be selected based on application requirements and gender balance. Interested applicants are required to send the following documents by Thursday June 20, 2019, 5PM Kabul time:

  • A scanned copy of the highest academic degree
  • A full CV including email and telephone contact details
  • A statement of interest in English (one page maximum)

Applications are to be submitted in a single email to, mentioning “Certified Course – Using Governance to Fight Corruption” in the subject line. Only full application packages will be considered.

Pre-selected candidates will be notified on June 24, 2019, and invited to sit an English test on either Thursday June 27or Saturday June 29. Please note dates for the test are not flexible.

Results of the selection process will be announced by email on Sunday June 30, 2018.