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.  

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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: ITAD
Release date: October 2011

Joint Evaluation of Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts 2002-2009


This large-scale evaluation provides insights into how donors fight corruption, drawing on recent evidence from five countries. The main conclusions and recommendations are presented in the synthesis report. In addition, separate reports have been prepared for each of the case countries Bangladesh, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Viet Nam and Zambia.

It addresses the questions of whether the donors’ approach to anti-corruption work have been adapted to circumstances in the countries? What are the results of support for combating different types of corruption, including forms that affect poor people and women in particular?

The evaluation was managed by the Evaluation Department of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and commissioned by this agency together with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Danish International Development Assistance (Danida), the Swedish Agency for Development Evaluation (SADEV), the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Author: IEG, World Bank
Release date: August 2011

World Bank Country-Level Engagement on Governance and Anticorruption

This evaluation by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank analyses the Bank’s Governance and Anticorruption (GAC) strategy. Entering its 4th year of implementation, the strategy seeks to increase the number of programs and projects addressing GAC issues. The strategy was also implemented as part of an ongoing internal reforms agenda, which has sought to create an enabling environment for the Bank to pursue the GAC agenda on multiple fronts—including its operational engagement in countries.

IEG assessed the relevance and effectiveness of the strategy and its first phase of implementation efforts over fiscal years 2008-10 by focusing on the country operational aspects of the GAC agenda. A key feature is its benchmarking of the Bank’s country-level engagement on GAC issues, before and after the 2007 strategy. The evaluation did not review the organizational restructuring of INT and related reforms to strengthen the Bank’s corporate investigations and sanctions regimes, following the Volcker Panel report. It also did not cover the organizational renewal of the World Bank Institute or individual global partnership programs with GAC themes (such as the Stolen Assets Recovery Program).


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