Executive Education

Hertie School trains senior Indian government officials on anti-corruption

This seminar equipped the participants (mainly 'vigilance' officers for various government ministries) with the skills they need to diagnose and combat corruption in their home country, India.

The lead facilitator of the training was Prof. Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies at the Hertie School and chair of the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS).

In her remarks about the anti-corruption training, Professor Mungiu-Pippidi said: “Corruption is very difficult to eradicate and we see this even in our own very developed societies, the hope comes from the unprecedented global demand that exists presently for effective and fair government, this course helps participants learn how to diagnose and measure corruption in particular related to policy, and then how to start thinking about how to solve it”.

The seminar covered multiple dimensions of corruption including the causes and mechanisms of corruption, measuring and diagnosing corruption, the role of human agency in sustaining and fighting corruption, as well as combating corruption through ITC mechanisms.

Shrimanta Chatterjee, a representative of India’s Management Development Institute (which co-ordinates the anti-corruption training) re-affirmed the Hertie School’s reputation for delivering high-quality executive training programmes: “We are delighted to create the opportunity for senior government officials from India to participate in the anti-corruption training. The Hertie School is a school which is known as a leading institution for the study of public governance, so we said that this is the place where we should be”.

The anti-corruption course is one of dozens of customised courses delivered at the Hertie School.

Anti-corruption training for senior Indian government officials

Upon the request of the Management Development Institute Gurgaon (MDI Gurgaon), the Hertie School designed a week-long seminar on anti-corruption, in which 27 government officials from India participated. The seminar equipped the participants (mostly ‘vigilance’ officers for various government ministries) with the skills they need to diagnose and combat corruption in their home country.

The lead facilitator of the training was Prof. Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies at the Hertie School and chair of the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS).