The Proxy Challenge: Why bespoke proxy indicators can help solve the anti-corruption measurement problem
Practitioners working in anti-corruption face perennial challenges in measuring changes in corruption levels and evaluating whether anti-corruption efforts are successful. These two challenges are linked but not inseparable. To make progress on the latter front, that is, evaluating whether anti-corruption efforts are having an impact, the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre and the UK Department for International Development are launching an exploration into the use of proxy indicators. Proxy indicators are alternatives to “direct” indicators that more directly measure the phenomenon under study but that may be hard to operationalize or require overly costly data collection. In the 2013 Proxy Challenge Competition, we invite academics and practitioners to present specific proposals for indicators that would be good proxy measures for anti-corruption results.
The Kinship in Public Office indicator: Kin connectivity as a proxy for nepotism in the public sector
Frédéric Lesné, Bernard Gauthier
The revolving door Indicator: Estimating the distortionary power of the revolving door
Elise S. Brezis, Joël Cariolle
Cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis of governance and anti-corruption activities
Methods for learning what works and why in anti-corruption: An introduction to evaluation methods for practitioners
Jesper Johnsøn, Tina Søreide
Gender parity and the symbolic representation of women in Senegal
The Journal of Modern African Studies
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The New Lost Boys of Sudan
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