Development cooperation

Membership of Ministry for Foreing Affairs of Finland in U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center


U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center serves its partner agencies and the needs of the member countries development personnel in anti-corruption work. U4 provides counseling services, research and material as well as training for anti-corruption work on different themes related to corruption. It is different from other actors in that it particularly focuses on development policy and cooperation. U4 aspires to reduce the negative impact of corruption on sustainable and inclusive development. The general aim is to provide operationally relevant knowledge and training, based on high-quality research findings, for the partners. In addition, U4 aims at reducing global corruption by providing research and publications available to all. The services of U4 are available on their web-page In 2020 U4 organized 17 guided web-based trainings and four in-country workshops. 28 Helpdesk queries were published. U4 publications and helpdesk answers were accessed almost 400 000 times. There were 29 new publications produced. The most popular publication from 2020 was the U4 Brief on corruption in the time of Covid-19 – with almost 16 000 views. The U4 web site was accessed 4,705 times from Finland, 1,697 times only in 2020. The objective is to further increase the participation of Finnish development practitioners and their partners in U4 trainings. The objective of Finland's U4's membership is to strengthen Finland's development cooperation effectiveness and efficiency, by increasing the understanding of anti-corruption work in different areas and themes among the personnel and organizations involved and practicing development co-operation. Finland has been a U4 member since 2012. In 2021-2023 Finland supports U4 with 752 800 euro.

Funding decision

752 800 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable) 40%
  • Anti-corruption organisations and institutions 60%

Funding channel

Yliopisto, tutkimuslaitos tai asiantuntijaryhmä



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