During the last decade corruption has become a topical issue in the international development policy debate. Research on corruption has also expanded rapidly, taking many different directions both within and across disciplines. This report provides an overview of contemporary research on corruption. The academic focus is on economic approaches, but perspectives from political science and social anthropology are also included. The presentation is mostly non-technical, although a few expositions of more analytically demanding matters are included. Relevance for development policy is the underlying guide for the selection of topics that are included in the study. The report should be useful for development practitioners and foreign aid officials, as well as for students and journalists interested in development issues.
Corruption and the city: How aid donors can support integrity building in urban spaces
David Aled Williams, Kendra Dupuy
Has the EITI been successful? Reviewing evaluations of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Päivi Lujala, Siri Aas Rustad, Philippe Le Billon