TNRC Knowledge Hub Training

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Targeting Natural Resource Corruption

Harnessing knowledge, generating evidence, and supporting innovative policy and practice for more effective anti-corruption programming

Guides & Training


Engaging the financial sector to reduce money-laundering and corruption linked to wildlife trade

This self-paced two-hour eCourse has been developed for conservation and natural resource management professionals working globally in project design and implementation to combat the illegal wildlife trade. Little to no understanding of the financial sector is required.


Anti-corruption Programming in Conservation and Natural Resource Management: Principles for Getting Started

This short reference guide is intended to assist conservation practitioners who are considering undertaking an anti-corruption project or adding an anti-corruption component to their work. It outlines eight principles based on learning from supporting pilot projects with WWF practitioners in widely varying contexts using different approaches. A key message is that anti-corruption projects tend to be most successful when they respond to specific corruption problems from a systemic perspective, in a manner that is appropriate to a given context.


TNRC eCourse: Introduction to Corruption, Anti-Corruption and Natural Resource Management

Improving understanding of corruption, its drivers and facilitators, and the range of possible approaches (that include, but also extend beyond detection and enforcement) is the first step to targeting natural resource corruption. This course introduces basic learning from anti-corruption research and practice to help break down the concept of corruption and expand understanding of the ways that it can be addressed in conservation programming. Case studies are included from the wildlife, forests, and fisheries sectors, based on real-world experiences.


A Guide to Identifying Corruption Risks Along Natural Resource Supply Chains

Reducing the threats that corruption poses to conservation and natural resource management objectives involves reducing opportunities for corrupt actions, increasing the likelihood of detecting them, and strengthening accountability when they are detected. To accomplish this, a first necessary step is understanding the range of corruption risks in a natural resource sector. This guide provides a simple, easy-to-follow overview of where corruption risks are likely in the supply chains for fish, forests, and wildlife.

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