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

Senior Advisor


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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: Hanna, Bishop, Nadel, Scheffler, Durlacher
Release date: July 2011

The effectiveness of anti-corruption policy: what has worked, what hasn’t, and what we don’t know – a systematic review

This report provides findings from a systematic review on the effectiveness of micro-level anti-corruption strategies implemented in developing countries. The systematic review assessed 6300 studies and chose 14 studies which passed its exclusion criteria. The authors find convincing evidence that monitoring and incentive-based interventions have the potential to reduce corruption, at least in the short term. There is more limited evidence in favour of decentralisation.

Author: McGee, Rosemary and John Gaventa
Release date: October 2010

Review of Impact and Effectiveness of Transparency and Accountability Initiatives

This report reviews evidence of the effects of transparency and accountability initiatives. It argues that despite their rapid growth, and the growing donor support they receive, little attention has been paid to the impact and effectiveness of these new transparency and accountability initiatives. Responding to this gap, this report, based on a review of literature and experience across the field with special focus on five sectors of transparency and accountability work, aims to improve understanding among policy-makers and practitioners of the available evidence and identify gaps in knowledge to inform a longer-term research agenda


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