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Key Research Articles (62)
Investigating the efficiency of the Moroccan Anti-Corruption Campaign ACRN Guest Blogger Nicolas Hamelin discusses a recent investigation he conducted into a 2012 social marketing campaign against corruption in Morocco. While it was widely publicized (reaching 60% of survey respondents), the campaign failed to make a real impact for two key reasons: the overly simplistic nature of the message and, ironically, the general public distrust of the government. Read More...
Posted at Jul 14, 2014 11:55 AM
When Crime Pays: Measuring Judicial Efficacy against Corruption in Brazil ACRN Research Correspondent Patricia Luque Carreiro examines how to measure the judicial system's effectiveness by comparing corruption conviction rates from administrative tribunals with the judgements of criminal and civil courts for the same cases. Read More...
Posted at Jul 10, 2014 03:10 PM
The Role of Power in Organisational Corruption What influence do organisational power structures exert on the prevalence of corruption in a given institution? What are the different kinds of corruption risks at different levels of an organisation? Read More...
Posted at Jul 10, 2014 02:33 PM
Localism, Integrity Systems and Citizens’ Participation ACRN guest blogger Michael Macaulay, Associate Professor in Public Management at Victoria University, examined England’s brief experiment with direct citizen participation in local government between 2000 and 2011. He found that, over time, independent citizens developed their own knowledge and confidence to move the local integrity agenda forward. Read More...
Posted at May 12, 2014 12:05 PM
An argument for reframing debates about corruption: Insights from Papua New Guinea There have been few attempts to identify the way different perspectives of corruption are employed in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The paucity of such analysis makes it difficult to identify the way scholars and policy-makers understand corruption in the country, in turn leading to potentially poor targeting of anti-corruption programmes. This article categorises perspectives of corruption that are found in academic and policy accounts of PNG. Read More...
Posted at May 07, 2014 02:23 PM
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Anti-Corruption Datasets (5)
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
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
Transparency in Political Finance in Bangladesh Complementing established assessment methodologies with innovative field experiments this research initiative takes a close and very practical look at the standards and practices governing transparency and accountability in party and campaign financing systems in Bangladesh. Findings highlight poor performance in bookkeeping, reporting, reliability of reporting, public disclosure, and related sanctions. Read More...
Posted at Nov 26, 2010 11:21 AM
Corruption in Afghanistan: bribery as reported by victims Based on interviews with 7,600 people in 12 provincial capitals and more than 1,600 villages around Afghanistan, this UNODC survey records the experiences of corruption of Afghan citizens both in urban and rural areas. Findings challenge common assumptions about the country: While poverty, violence and insecurity are usually portrayed as the biggest challenges confronting Afghanistan, an overwhelming majority of Afghan people (59%) perceive corruption as their biggest concern, ahead of insecurity and unemployment. Read More...
Posted at Nov 25, 2010 02:34 PM
The Rule of Law Index An index consisting of 10 factors (and 49 sub-components, including bribery of politicians and judges) The Rule of Law Index™ is a new quantitative assessment tool designed to offer a deep and comprehensive picture of the extent to which countries abide by the rule of law in practice. In addition to in depth country profiles, the index is available for 35 countries from 2008-2010 and the number of countries in the dataset is expected to expand to 100 by 2012. Read More...
Posted at Oct 20, 2010 04:35 PM
 
Anti-Corruption Courses and Trainings (3)
  • Ethics in American Politics (University of Florida) The problem of unethical behavior involving elected officials is a perennial concern in American politics. Since the early days of the Republic, policy makers and ordinary citizens have sought to control unethical conduct such as bribery and treason. In recent decades, the focus of concern about political ethics has shifted to the problem of "conflicts of interest" between elected officials' private interests and their public duties, and to the regulation of campaign finance. This course will examine theories of political ethics, important episodes of corruption, and the regulation of political ethics through elections and legislation. The main focus will be on the ethics of legislators, but we will also look at presidents, governors, and other public officials. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 02:14 PM
  • 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
  • University of Sussex (UK) – MA in Corruption and Governance The University of Sussex offers a new one-year MA entirely focused on Corruption and Governance issues. It encompasses theoretical aspects of corruption, allowing student to understand “what corruption is, where it flourishes, why it proliferates, what challenges it poses for policy-makers and the business community and, ultimately, what can be done to counteract it”, as well as practical experience through the opportunity to undertake a three months internship in an organisation of this field. Read More...
    Posted at May 16, 2013 07:34 PM
 
 

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