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Using legal empowerment to curb corruption and advance accountability
By helping people exercise their rights, legal empowerment boosts anti-corruption efforts, government accountability, and service delivery across a range of fields.
19 February 2020
Public service delivery
The cognitive psychology of corruption. Micro-level explanations for unethical behaviour
Power, personal gain and self-control, loss aversion and risk acceptance, rationalisation, and emotion can all influence corrupt acts. Making the costs of corruption clear, and reward ethical…
3 June 2018
Social norms and networks
Corruption, informality and power: Explaining the limits to institutional approaches for tackling illegal logging in Peru
Addressing corruption in the forest sector requires an understanding of the role of political and informal power arrangements that shape individual and collective behaviours.
20 September 2021
Natural resources and energy
Covid-19 vaccine certificates: the digitalisation of fraud
Digital solutions are often proposed as a way to minimise fraud in the vaccine certification process, but they are not entirely foolproof.
23 August 2021
Are donors mad? Reassessing performance in anti-corruption
Donors need to recognise the internal contradictions of their own practices, the political dimensions of corruption, and the need to coordinate better.
30 January 2021
Street-level corruption in Burundi: research reveals critical influence of social norms
Corruption in Burundi is systemic. A five-month investigation of tax collectors reveals the rationale behind behaviours at the street level.
6 October 2020
Social norms and networks
Twenty years with anti-corruption: reflections on reflections
Donors and government agencies are failing to achieve the successes promised at the start of the fight against corruption.
16 September 2020
Bringing down corruption in Sudan through law enforcement? Some international lessons learned.
To establish trust and confidence in the transitional arrangement, it is crucial to appoint people with a clean track record.
25 April 2020
Zero tolerance of corruption in international aid: how a scaled approach can bolster anti-corruption
Donors may manage corruption risks more successfully if they apply the zero-tolerance principle in phases and with a scaled approach.
4 May 2020
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Overview of corruption and anti-corruption in the Philippines
18 August 2009