Workshops and events

Corruption and communities in South Asia

Bergen, Norway, CMI and U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Jekteviksbakken 31

10 - 11 December, 2018

Organiser: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre at CMI

Chr. Michelsen Institute
Bergen, Norway

A 2-day workshop and networking event for invited anthropologists and practitioners working in contexts of systemic corruption.

Are you a U4 partner country staff or have regional responsibilities in eg Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan? Then this event would be perfect for you.

The aim of the workshop

  1. To present research on how to understand corruption from the perspective of ethnography.
  2. To highlight how such understandings can enrich (anti-)corruption policy and practice, particularly regarding community based interventions.
  3. To provide a space for dialogue between anthropologists and policy makers/researchers and highlight potential next steps.

The questions we aim to answer

  1. How the understanding of communities gained from ethnography can shape and develop new approaches to the challenges of corruption?
  2. How well do policy oriented definitions of corruption resonate with experiences from the field?
  3. How can we practically bridge the gap between academic knowledge and policy in the field of anti-corruption?
  4. How do we challenge the theoretical misgivings in policy approaches to corruption?

Tentative programme

Day 1: Research seminar

This is a public event where we including:

  1. Short presentations of academic research,
  2. Short presentations on anti-corruption policy challenges
  3. Presenting policy papers that touch upon the first two aims of the workshop
  4. Discussions

Day 2: Hands-on workshop

Participation in this workshop is by invitation only.

Understanding corruption from the bottom up: What practitioners need to know about communities and corruption and what academics need to know in order to help them. Participants will be asked to identify how anthropological knowledge can be translated to address practical policy questions (aim 3 above).

Related topics: People's engagement

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