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Key Research Articles (11)
The Role of Academia in Anti-Corruption Collective Action Anti-corruption studies and research remain in their infancy due to the present lack of inter-disciplinary anti-corruption materials and funding at the donor level. The Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative (ACAD) seeks to address these issues. Read More...
Posted at Oct 13, 2014 09:55 AM
PREVENTING CORRUPTION BY ERADICATING ACADEMIC CORRUPTION Guest blogger Dr. Riccardo Pelizzo explores the relationship between corrupt practices in higher education and corruption. Read More...
Posted at Jul 22, 2014 05:17 PM
Empowering women against corruption In the lead-up to meetings at the end of June on a UN convention to eliminate discrimination against women, it is time we recognise why and how corruption discriminates against women and girls differently than it does men. Read More...
Posted at Jun 17, 2014 10:55 AM
Petty corruption in Central and Eastern Europe: the client's perspective Petty corruption is a wide spread phenomenon familiar to almost everyone living in the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. More than twenty years after the beginning of the “transition”, the problem remains pervasive and represents a serious threat to socio-economic equity in these societies. This situation indicates the need to develop new analytical approaches, something that David Jancsics attempts to do in this paper. Read More...
Posted at Aug 11, 2013 01:47 PM
Book Review: Party Patronage and Party Government in European Democracies Is Party Patronage still relevant in Contemporary Europe? A comparative research on patterns of public employment in 15 EU member states. Who, Why, and Where selection of bureaucratic personnel is ruled by patronage. Read More...
Posted at Jul 30, 2013 09:02 PM
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Anti-Corruption Datasets (6)
2011 Ibrahim Index of African Governance the Ibrahim Index is the most comprehensive collection of quantitative data that provides an annual assessment of governance performance in every African country. It compiles 86 indicators grouped into 14 sub-categories and four overarching categories to measure the effective delivery of public goods and services to African citizens. Topics covered by the index include: Rule of law, accountability, personal safety, participation, gender, human rights, public management, infrastructure, education and health. Read More...
Posted at Nov 08, 2011 03:41 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
World Development Indicators 2011 The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources, the World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank's flagship statistical publication and establishes the benchmark against which development progress is measured. This 15th edition of WDI in its current format, aims to provide relevant, high-quality, internationally comparable statistics about development and the quality of people’s lives around the globe. It focuses on the impact of the decision to make data freely available under an open license and with better online tools. The section introductions discuss key issues in measuring the economic and social phenomena described in the tables and charts and introduce new sources of data. It includes more than 900 indicators in more than 90 tables organized in 6 sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. The data includes national, regional and global estimates. Read More...
Posted at Jul 12, 2011 02:16 PM
Global Corruption Barometer With more than 91,500 respondents drawn from 86 countries and territories around the world, Transparency International’s 2010 GCB, released on 9 December 2010, finds the poor to be disproportionately burdened by bribe demands. For most people around the world, political parties, the civil service, parliaments and the police are the institutions perceived to be more affected by corruption. One out of two people interviewed consider their government’s actions to fight corruption to be ineffective, yet, there is a general belief that citizens can make a difference. Most people are willing to report a corrupt act when it occurs Read More...
Posted at Dec 09, 2010 04:00 PM
Africa Education Watch (AEW) The AEW provides the first regional overview of accountability and transparency challenges in delivering primary education in seven African countries (Ghana, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda). The report draws on in-depth national assessments of the situation based on desk-studies, user surveys and service provider interviews. Read More...
Posted at Nov 25, 2010 02:18 PM
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Anti-Corruption Courses and Trainings (13)
  • Human Rights Law Centre Summer School: "Rights of the Child" - 23 to 27 June 2014. Application Deadline 30 May 2014. The objective of this programme is to consider issues concerning the rights of the child that are a matter of current legal, political and societal attention, both internationally and comparatively. These include child participation, child poverty, children in conflict and child rights monitoring and advocacy. Read More...
    Posted at May 13, 2014 04:52 PM
  • Corruption and Corruption Control (New York University Law School) This seminar, from NYU's law school, analyses the types of corruption that exist in both the public and private sectors, the means by which a variety of criminal and non-traditional remedies may be used to reduce the frequency and impact of corrupt activities, and the constitutional and statutory problems that are implicated by such approaches. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 06:56 PM
  • Politics and Corruption (University of Chittagong, Bangladesh) This course has been offered to the 4th year B.S.S. Honours students in the department of Political Science at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, since 2006. Developed by Professor Muhammad Yeahia Akhter, it looks at global and domestic trends in political corruption and their impact on development, with a special emphasis on Bangladesh. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 02:20 PM
  • Corruption: Global Perspectives (Rutgers University) With the World Bank estimating that globally about $1 trillion per year is paid in bribes, and that this illegality leads to poor economic performance and human rights violations, this course examines the phenomenon of corruption, identifies the contexts within which it flourishes, explores means of measuring it, and analyses the opportunity structure for corruption. The course also focuses on corruption control, and co-operative arrangements which aim to prevent and contain corruption. Read More...
    Posted at Oct 03, 2010 06:30 PM
  • Corruption and Corruption Control (New York University) This seminar analyses the types of corruption that exist in both the public and private sectors, the means by which a variety of criminal and non-traditional remedies may be used to reduce the frequency and impact of corrupt activities, and the constitutional and statutory problems that are implicated by such approaches. Read More...
    Posted at Oct 03, 2010 06:20 PM
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