Evaluation & Measurement

Evidence on what works and why is sparse in anti-corruption. Find guidance on how to improve evaluations and measurement tools to inform policy and programme design.

The U4’s thematic work on evaluation and measurement addresses the lack of credible, unbiased evidence on outcomes and impact of anti-corruption interventions, which means that policy and programme designs are not optimally informed. Understand how evaluations of anti-corruption projects, programmes and strategies can be improved and how to use measurement tools correctly.  

Use this U4 theme page to, among other things:

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Jesper Stenberg Johnsøn

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Governance and Anticorruption: From Risks to Results

A video from the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank on the recently released evaluation of World Bank’s work in Governance and Anticorruption in country-level operations
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Author: Arndt, Christine, and Charles Oman
Release date: December 2006

Uses and Abuses of Governance Indicators

This study helps both users and producers of governance indicators to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the best and most widely used indicators, helps them find their way through the jungle of the hundreds of existing governance indicator datasets, and shows how governance indicators tend to be widely misused both in international comparisons and in tracking changes in the quality of governance in individual countries.

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Author: Reinikka, Ritva, and Jacob Svensson
Release date: December 2006

Using Micro-Surveys to Measure and Explain Corruption

This paper discusses survey techniques aimed at a better measurement of corruption at the micro-level and argues that with appropriate survey methods and interview techniques, it is possible to collect quantitative micro-level data on corruption. Public expenditure tracking surveys, service provider surveys, and enterprise surveys are highlighted with several applications. These surveys permit measurement of corruption at the level of individual agents, such as schools, health clinics, or firms. They also permit the study of mechanisms responsible for corruption, including capture of public funds and bribery


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