Summer 2017 Course Schedule

Public Procurement: Multilateral Development Banks (LAW-795BR-001)
Nancy Boswell

Meets: 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM (MTWTh) - Yuma - Room Y250

Enrolled: 2 / Limit: 12

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Meets from 6/5-6/9. Students may earn academic credit for up to two credits per week in the summer semester (excluding full semester courses). This course counts toward the two credit per week limit. To register, email


Governments spend from 15 to 30% of their gross domestic product on procurement, notably for essential public services, such as clean water, education, health care, infrastructure and security. Corruption is estimated to add 20 percent or more, putting trillions of dollars at risk, distorting competition and jeopardizing sustainable development and delivery of basic public services.

This course will focus on corruption vulnerabilities in procurement, how aid agencies, governments and the private sector have adapted procurement rules and practices to mitigate corruption risk, upgraded techniques for identifying and investigating corruption, and strengthened penalties and sanctions. It will explore corruption red-flag identification techniques, investigations and sanctions regimes, challenges for contractors and defense counsel, the oversight role of civil society and efforts at asset recovery.

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