U4 Brief | 2011
Understanding success and failure of anti-corruption initiatives
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2011:2) 4 p.
Most anti-corruption initiatives fail. This Brief sets out to understand why that is, and what might be done about it. Anti-corruption initiatives fail because of over-large “design-reality gaps”; that is, too great a mismatch between the expectations built into their design as compared to on-the-ground realities in the context of their deployment. Successfully implemented initiatives find ways to minimise or close these gaps. Unsuccessful initiatives do not. Effective design and implementation processes enable gap closure and improve the likelihood of success. But, beyond enablers, it is the politics of the situation that determine the drivers to anti-corruption success.
U4 Brief | 2014
Donors and "zero tolerance for corruption": From principle to practice
Francesco De Simone, Nils Taxell
Blog post | Jan 2021
Customers play an important role in shaping firms’ VAT compliance
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Cecilia Kagoma, Ephraim Mdee, Ingrid Hoem Sjursen & Vincent Somville
Blog post | 2020
Truth and Logic for a More Peaceful World: Kristian Berg Harpviken in Conversation with Arne Strand