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 evidence on outcomes of anti-corruption interventions, which means that reforms can underperform or fail, or succeed without rewards. Understand how evaluations of anti-corruption activities can be improved and how to use measurement tools correctly.  

Use this U4 theme page to, among other things:

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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: 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

Author: Martin Ravallion
Release date: September 2009

Evaluating Three Stylised Interventions

Martin Ravaillon from the World Bank, along with the other panellists in a session of this conference, discusses evaluation designs for three stylised interventions: conditional cash transfers, a transport sector programme, and an anti-corruption commission. This paper records his responses, and elaborates a little on some points, including references to the literature. He begins with some general suggestions on the issues to think about at the outset of any evaluation. He then tries to illustrate these points with reference to the three stylised interventions.


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