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.  

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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: June, R.; Laberge, M.; Nahem, J
Release date: December 2008

A User’s Guide to Measuring Corruption

A Users’ Guide to Measuring Corruption, jointly produced by UNDP and Global Integrity, explores how best to use existing tools to measure what is increasingly viewed as one of the major impediments to development: corruption. Based on a review of the literature and bolstered by more than 30 original interviews with experts in the field, A Users’ Guide provides government, civil society and development practitioners with “good practices” in measuring corruption

Author: Michael Johnston
Release date: December 2008

Bringing the Metrics Down to Earth: Government Performance, Citizen Participation and Comparing Corruption

The paper suggests that rather than ranking whole societies on league-table style lists we should focus upon positive values of integrity and accountability, using indicators of government performance gathered with as much citizen involvement as is safe and practical. Such indicators can measure corruption in ways that are far more detailed, and more sensitive to social values and actually changes in corruption, than any national level index can be. Gathering, analyzing, and acting upon the indicators can also be a good-governance activity in its own right, linking the comparative study of corruption to the concerns that make it important to begin with namely, freedom, accountability, and justice.




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