Posted on Tuesday 10th January 2012
IDD and GSDRC staff have published an Concept Note on anti-corruption that provides both a synthesis of current thinking on corruption and accessible, up-to-date guidance on corruption assessment for European Commission staff.
The EU commissioned Dr Heather Marquette and Sumedh Rao – together with IDD alumnus Dominic Morris (Adam Smith International) and Dr Rachel Flanary (IDLgroup) – to provide a Concept Note on ‘Supporting Anti-Corruption Reform in Partner Countries: Concepts, Tools and Areas for Action’. The Note provides both a synthesis of current thinking on corruption and accessible, up-to-date guidance on corruption assessment. Bringing together ‘classic’ work and cutting edge research, it examines international drivers of corruption (such as money laundering and organised crime), and the instruments being used to address them. A case study of natural resource management illustrates the dynamic interaction between global drivers, the domestic political economy and international organisations.
The Concept Note makes a key distinction between measuring levels of corruption and assessing anti-corruption. It introduces a range of analytical tools, including political economy analysis frameworks, and enables users to identify and tailor those tools that are most relevant to their context.
The Concept Note and a shorter Summary version are available to order in hard copy free of charge at http://bookshop.europa.eu/en/supporting-anti-corruption-reform-in-partner-countries-pbKQBB10001/ and can also be downloaded [here].