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: Andy McDevitt
Release date: September 2012

Gateway: Mapping the corruption assessment landscape

This paper reports the results of a two-year stock-taking exercise to map corruption assessment tools. It covers 500 diagnostic tools, and presents key trends and themes, in important gaps that must be filled. The report notes a growing trend away from multi-country awareness-raising tools towards more country-, sector-, and context-specific work. 

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).


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