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How-to guide for corruption assessment tools

2nd edition

This paper provides an overview of a number of publicly accessible tools to assess a country’s level of corruption or anti-corruption/good governance performance. The tools are based on both qualitative and quantitative country data, and cover corruption perception, anti-corruption and good governance legal and institutional frameworks as well as their implementation. The tools are classified according to the methods they employ.

The paper is an updated version of the 2013 How-to guide for corruption assessment tools.

18 February 2016Updated 6 February 2023
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McDevitt, A.; (2016) How-to guide for corruption assessment tools. Bergen: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Helpdesk Answer 2016:2)

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Andy McDevitt


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