This survey, “Research on Corruption. A Policy Oriented Survey”, is an overview of contemporary corruption research. The main objective is to present research that is relevant for foreign aid policies to developing countries. The survey is commissioned by the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation, NORAD.

The survey may be somewhat biased towards economic approaches, reflecting the fact that the writing and editing has primarily been done by the economists Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (CMI) and Jens Chr. Andvig (NUPI). In addition, Tina Søreide (CMI), also an economist, has contributed to chapter 3, However, Inge Amundsen (political scientist, CMI) has written chapter 4 and made several contributions to chapters 2 and 10. Furthermore, Tone Sissener (CMI), a social anthropologist, has written chapter 5. So, hopefully, at least some of the approaches from these two “other” social science disciplines are covered.

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad

Research Professor, Coordinator: Tax and Public Finance

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