Balkan Anti-Corruption Civic Initiative Report

Type: · Author(s): Podumljak, Munir; Martinović, Aleksandra; Miraščija, Mervan; Radić-Dragić, Renata; Milosavljević, Miodrag; Filipović, Jasna; Stevanović, Ivana; Portić, Nenad; Ðurić, Rade · Published:
This report focussed on conflict of interests as a type of corruptive conduct often mistaken as a quasi-correct behaviour. The state of conflict of interest in three countries (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia) was researched and concrete recommendations for combating conflict of interest were proposed. Read More

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Controlling Corruption in the European Union

Type: · Author(s): Mungiu-Pippidi, Alina · Published:
This discussion paper was prepared as part of the ANTICORRP research project and released by the Hertie School of Governance in collaboration with Bertelsmann Stiftung for a first round of discussions. The report shows the consequences of corruption on fiscal deficit, vulnerable employment, gender equality, government spending, tax collection, electoral turnout and braindrain in EU […] Read More

Supporting Anti-Corruption Reforming Partner Countries

Type: · Author(s): Marquette, Heather; Flanary, Rachel; Rao, Sumedh; Morris, Dominic · Published:
This concept paper emphasises that a shared consensus between partner countries, policy-makers and academics is critical. Donors should situate themselves in a position from which they are able to provide the necessary analysis and support required by partner countries in their own anti-corruption efforts.   Read More

Donors, State-building and Corruption: Lessons from Afghanistan and the Implications for Aid Policy

Type: · Author(s): Marquette, Heather · Published:
This paper aims to address the gap in critical analysis of the state-building agenda from a governance and aid policy perspective and highlights potential problems with both the theoretical and practical application of state-building in a development context. This paper aims to address the gap in critical analysis of the state-building agenda from a governance […] Read More

‘Finding God’ or ‘Moral Disengagement’ in the Fight Against Corruption in Developing Countries? Evidence from India and Nigeria

Type: · Author(s): Marquette, Heather · Published:
This paper looks at the evidence in the current literature for a causal relationship between religion and corruption and questions the relevance of the methodologies being used in order to build up this evidence base. There are growing calls for religion to be used in t he fight against corruption based on the assumption that […] Read More

Combining value for money with increased aid to fragile states: welcome partnership or clash of agendas?

Type: · Author(s): Scott, Zoë; Mcloughlin, Claire; Marquette, Heather · Published:
This article examines the origins and main strands of recent debates within the international development community regarding the tensions between increasing aid allocation to so-called‘ fragile states’ and growing domestic and international pressure for donors to demonstrate measurable results and returns on their investments. This article examines the origins and main strands of recent debates […] Read More

Corruption indicators in Performance Assessment Frameworks for budget support

Type: · Author(s): Rao, Sumedh; Marquette, Heather · Published:
Corruption indicators have been used in budget support Performance Assessment Frameworks (PAFs)for a variety of purposes, including to control for misappropriation of funds, assess Government performance on fighting corruption, and in some cases act as an aid disbursement trigger. Corruption indicators have been used in budget support Performance Assessment Frameworks (PAFs) for a variety of […] Read More

Corruption, Religion and Moral Development

Type: · Author(s): Marquette, Heather · Published:
Pre-print chapter submitted for the Handbook of Research on Development and Religion, ed. Matthew Clarke, Cheltenham: Edward This chapter examines how attitudes towards corruption are formed, in terms of the impact that religion has on attitudes to moral issues and on moral reasoning. A number of studies, few of which deal specifically with corruption, are […] Read More

Integrity management and the public service ethos in the UK: patchwork quilt or threadbare blanket?

Type: · Author(s): Heywood, Paul · Published:
This article focuses on integrity management in contemporary UK public life. Despite traditionally high standards of integrity in the public service, it has recently been argued that the UK’s approach resembles a patchwork quilt of poorly defined institutional roles, questionable independence, and contested notions of how best to disseminate and uphold ethical practice. The article […] Read More

Danger Zones of Corruption: How Management of the Ministerial Bureaucracy Affects Corruption Risks in Poland

Type: · Author(s): Heywood, Paul; Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling · Published:
This article examines the relationship between management of the ministerial bureaucracy and the risk of high-level corruption in Poland. Four danger zones of corruption in the ministerial bureaucracy are distinguished, comprising the personalisation of appointments, the emergence of multiple dependencies, the screening capacity of the personnel system and the incentive of bureaucrats to develop a […] Read More