At U4, we work to reduce the harmful impact of corruption on society. We share research and evidence to help international development actors get sustainable results.
We have studied how corruption threatens development outcomes since 2003. Together with global research networks and practitioners, we pursue emerging topics and advance the anti-corruption field. U4 is a permanent centre at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Norway. CMI is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary research institute with social scientists specialising in development studies.
The U4 partners’ development agendas inspire our independent research. We apply academic rigour to explain the complex nature of corruption. We communicate practical entry-points for countering corruption – through dialogue, publications, online training, workshops, helpdesk, and innovation. Choose between a quick knowledge foundation and in-depth analysis – or have both.
Our current work involves corruption issues related to:
Government ministries or agencies responsible for development funding and programmes may be eligible to join the U4 partnership. We help build our partners' anti-corruption capacities. Funding also promotes U4 anti-corruption resources as a global good.
We will identify and communicate informed approaches to partners for reducing the harmful impact of corruption on sustainable and inclusive development.
How U4 supports the partners' efforts for positive development outcomes:
We encourage reuse, printing and sharing of U4 publications for non-commercial purposes. We therefore apply a Creative Commons licence to our publications: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 .
Please always give U4 due credit. For online use kindly link directly to the original resource the U4 website.
If you tell us how you have used or shared U4 resources, we will be most grateful.