International Anti-Corruption Academy
IACA was launched in 2010 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Interpol, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), the Republic of Austria, and other stake-holders to help implement the UN Convention against Corruption. As fo 2013, 61 countries had signed the IACA membership agreement, and 38 of those had ratified it. There was no fee for membership. IACA started its first Masters program in February 2013; at that time the tuition was 24,700 euros and the coursework was run in seven twelve-day blocks, taken over two years.
The Austrian news magazine, News, reported that IACA posted a budget of €12.98 million for the 2014 financial year and a budget of €13.24M for 2015; while noting that the actual revenues for 2013 were €2.3M and expenditures were around €2.1M. IACA told the News that the higher numbers were based on their fund-raising goals. At the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016 IACA underwent a turnover in staff.
IACA's relations with Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation were criticized after IACA held its 2014 annual conference in Baku at the time of a governmental crackdown on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and anti-corruption activists. According to Correctiv, one of the students at IACA was an Azerbaijani public prosecutor, who worked for the investigating authority that was prosecuting the Azerbaijani anti-corruption activist and journalist Khadija Ismayilova.
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