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: 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.



Author: Global Integrity, PNUD Oslo Governance Center
Release date: December 2008

Guide de l'utilisateur pour mesurer la corruption

Ce guide propose de faire le point face à l'explosion de la production et de l'usage d'indicateurs de gouvernance. Il explore les atouts et les limites des différentes approches de mesure et offre une orientation pratique sur comment utiliser les indicateurs et données issus des instruments de mesure de la corruption. L'objectif est d'identifier les points d'entrée d'un programme anti-corruption.


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