Whether or not anti-corruption measures to improve natural resource management and conservation succeed is largely conditioned by context. Social norms are the unwritten rules of a society, and they can help explain people’s corrupt behaviour. Informal systems and networks that steer people's behaviour can both facilitate and mitigate corruption. Programme design should therefore be informed by careful analysis to understand social norms and values in the targeted region.

Saul Mullard

Senior Program Advisor (U4)

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