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.
Research work plan 2021
We're planning and producing anti-corruption resources related to:
Become a U4 partner
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.
Membership gives you the opportunity to:
- Take U4 online courses
- Ask questions to the U4 anti-corruption helpdesk
- Apply for and attend in-country workshops
- Invite development partners to U4 online courses/workshops
- Organise and attend headquarter seminars with U4 advisors
- Influence U4 priorities through the steering committee
- Participate in the partner forum
U4 strategy 2017–2021
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:
Strategy document, annual reports and other files
Open access policy
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.
Help us map our global outreach
If you tell us how you have used or shared U4 resources, we will be most grateful.