Topic outline

This course provides an overview of corrupt practices in the tenure sector. It analyses the drivers and impact of corruption on the livelihoods and food security of poor and vulnerable people. It also introduces a series of options and tools that key players, including states, organizations and citizens can utilize to identify, assess and tackle corruption.


The curriculum primarily addresses "change agents" - i.e. people who can have a direct impact by introducing changes in how tenure is governed. They include national policy makers and administrators, surveyors, trainers, legal support providers, civil society and non-governmental organizations, advocacy, control and monitoring professionals.

  • Most common forms of corruption in the tenure of land, fisheries, and forests
  • Drivers and impact of corruption on economy, society and environment
  • Tools to assess corruption
  • Examples of anti-corruption measures
  • Roles of UN agencies, governments, CSOs, private sector and media in tackling corruption

The course consists of 2 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1 – Corruption in the Tenure of Natural Resources
  • Lesson 2 – Tackling Corruption

The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.

The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

The content of the course is also available in text format (pdf).

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      European Union (EU)