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Key Research Articles (69)
G20 WHISTLEBLOWING LAWS – ARE THEY HITTING OR MISSING THE MARK? A LESSON FROM AUSTRALIA Legal protection for whistleblowers living in the world’s biggest economies, the Group of 20, is patchy at best and needs to be strengthened to bolster the fight against corruption. Read More...
Posted at Oct 02, 2014 10:15 AM
How Institutions Shape Land Deals: The Role of Corruption ACRN Research Correspondent Eugen Dimant reviews a new paper considering the relationship between corruption and dubious land deals across the Global South, which are often made at the expense of the local population. Read More...
Posted at Jul 10, 2014 12:14 PM
Why Anticorruption Reforms Fail-Systemic Corruption as a Collective Action Problem The authors discuss why many anti-corruption reforms, especially in those countries where corruption has become systemic, didn’t result in a significant decrease of the corruption level. Read More...
Posted at May 27, 2014 03:47 PM
Thirty Years of Public Sector Reforms in Africa. Selected Country Experiences. Over the past three decades, African countries have been reforming their public sector with a view to improving efficiency, effectiveness, accountability and transparency as part of efforts to improve the delivery of public services. Reform actions have included privatisation, public/private partnerships, commercialisation and adoption of private sector approaches in managing public organisations. Read More...
Posted at May 12, 2014 12:40 PM
Informal Interference in the Judiciary in New Democracies: A Comparison of Six African and Latin American Cases Abstract This paper assesses the extent to which elected power holders informally intervene in the judiciaries of new democracies, an acknowledged but under‐researched topic in studies of judicial politics. Keywords: judicial politics, constitutional court, supreme court, Latin America, Francophone Africa, democratization, separation of powers, informal politics Read More...
Posted at Apr 17, 2014 04:35 PM
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Anti-Corruption Datasets (17)
Development, Aid and Governance Indicators This interactive database of aid indicators is based on research by Brookings experts from the Development Assistance and Governance Initiative, in collaboration with others. It allows users to view and interact with a variety of indicators and measures related to international development, aid and governance, and explore the relationships among them. Examples of indicators include aid quality, aid risks and governance. Read More...
Posted at Jul 27, 2012 02:04 PM
2011 Aid Transparency Index The 2011 pilot Aid Transparency Index collects for the first time primary data on aid transparency levels, with help from civil society organisations (CSOs) in 34 countries. The Index assesses the availability of specific information items at organisational, country and activity level for 58 donor organisations, including bilateral and multilateral donors, International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and private foundations. It then ranks these donors by assigning scores for whether specific aid information was published combined with an organisational level assessment of whether the donor is participating in the International Aid Transparency Initiative and whether they have a Freedom of Information law (or equivalent disclosure policy). Read More...
Posted at Nov 15, 2011 02:20 PM
2011 East Africa Bribery Index The index aims at measuring bribery levels in both the public and private sectors in the five countries in the region - Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania. In the 2011 edition, a survey was conducted with almost 13,000 randomly selected respondents in all countries between February and May 2011. The results showed that Burundi continues to be the country with the highest level of bribery (37.9%) in the region, followed by Uganda (33%) and Tanzania (31.6%). Rwanda is the least bribery prone country, with a bribery prevalence of 5.1%. Read More...
Posted at Nov 08, 2011 03:26 PM
Doing Business 2012: Doing Business in a More Transparent World This year's ranking and report assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 183 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. The report rankings on ease of doing business have expanded to include indicators on getting electricity. In this year's rankings Singapore leads on the overall ease of doing business, followed by Hong Kong SAR, China; New Zealand; the United States; and Denmark. Read More...
Posted at Oct 20, 2011 11:43 AM
The Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey - Higher School of Economics 'The Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) is a series of nationally representative surveys designed to monitor the effects of Russian reforms on the health and economic welfare of households and individuals in the Russian Federation. These effects are measured by a variety of means: detailed monitoring of individuals' health status and dietary intake, precise measurement of household-level expenditures and service utilization, and collection of relevant community-level data, including region-specific prices and community infrastructure data. Data have been collected 18 times since 1992.' This longitudinal survey could become a valuable source of information for researchers working on the problems of petty corruption in healthcare in Russia. The section 'Medical services' of the Adult Questionannaire in almost all the waves of the survey includes a big range of questions on informal payments for healthcare. Read More...
Posted at Jul 26, 2011 04:20 PM
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Anti-Corruption Courses and Trainings (8)
  • Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences (European University Institute) The aim of this workshop is to discuss main approaches to political science and sociology, the principal steps in designing research, and some methods for data collection. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 07:45 PM
  • “Corruption(s): Problématisations et réactions sociales” (Sciences Po, Paris) This 24h course aims at making students familiar with the ways of analyzing corruption and policies that are designed to address it. In order to show that the problematization of corruption depends on the considered socio-historical context, the course will adopt a comparative approach with cases from different geographical areas and historical periods. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 06:39 PM
  • Political Corruption in Asia (Michigan State University) The course addresses both theoretical and empirical aspects of political corruption, and focuses the discussion on the context of East Asian countries. The importance of systematically understanding corruption in Asia is nearly self-evident as the post-war histories of most Asian countries, including China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines, have been marked by numerous corruption scandals. The recent coup in Thailand and the mass demonstration in Taiwan have provided striking examples of the extent to which deep-seated corruption can pervade and shake a young democratic regime. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 11:31 AM
  • Public Sector Reform in Developing Countries- Claremont Graduate University (USA) This course by Professor Robert Klitgaard explores strategies for preventing and mitigating corruption across a range of national, sectorial, municipal, and organizational contexts. Drawing on theory, empirical research, and lessons from successful cases of corruption control, students learn to combine strategic and managerial dimensions into effective diagnosis and action. Read More...
    Posted at Jun 12, 2013 02:19 PM
  • Sciences Po Paris (France) : Course (in French) “Corruption(s): Problématisations et réactions sociales”. This 24h course aims at making students familiar with the ways of analyzing corruption and policies that are designed to address it. In order to show that the problematization of corruption depends on the considered socio-historical context, the course will adopt a comparative approach with cases from different geographical areas and historical periods. Read More...
    Posted at May 16, 2013 07:37 PM
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