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Tools for Assessing Corruption and Integrity in Institutions

By International Development Agency

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Title: Tools for Assessing Corruption and Integrity in Institutions  
Author: International Development Agency
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Language: English
Subject: United Nations., United Nations. Centre for Economic and Social Information, AID project impact evaluation report
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Agency, I. D. (n.d.). Tools for Assessing Corruption and Integrity in Institutions. Retrieved from http://www.worldjournal.org/


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Excerpt: To better address the development challenges posed by corruption, USAID?s Anticorruption Strategy (2005a) calls for a more strategic use of existing resources. More specifically, it calls for -- Mainstreaming anticorruption efforts, encouraging Missions an ...

Table of Contents
CONTENTS INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 How to Use this Handbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Testing the Methodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Complementary Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 CHAPTER 1 UNDERSTANDING CORRUPTION & INTEGRITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Understanding Corruption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Understanding Integrity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 CHAPTER 2 REVIEW OF EXISTING MATERIALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Sources of Background Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Data & Information on Corruption & Integrity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Institutional Integrity of Specific Sectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Existing Documentation on Sector-Specific Institutional Integrity . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 CHAPTER 3 EXPERT EVALUATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Initial Inquiry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Structured Interviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 The Substance of Structured Interviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Other Methods of Obtaining Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 The Next Step: Quantitative Assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Second-Stage Expert Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 CHAPTER 4 SURVEYS OF CORRUPTION & INSTITUTIONAL INTEGRITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Organizing a Survey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Measuring Corruption with Surveys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Measuring Integrity with Surveys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Lessons Learned from Pilot Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 CHAPTER 5 DESIGNING A PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Determine Corruption Vulnerabilities & Integrity Strengths & Weaknesses . . . . . . 45 Make a Judgment as to the Degree of Systemic Corruption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Use Prior Experience to Create a Menu of Reform Measure Options . . . . . . . . . 46 Choose Appropriate & Feasible Reform Measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Take into Account Strategic Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Establish Benchmarks for Monitoring & Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

 
 


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