The time has come for a full-fledged roadmap to evidence-based anti-corruption. Testing the toolkit of anti-corruption consultants, it is found that the few workable tools are functioning only in contexts where domestic agency exists.
The report is based in the author’s extensive research on anti-corruption and discusses the possibility for donors as outsiders to support domestic strategies aimed at building public integrity and ethical universalism.
The report presents seven steps to ecidence-based anti-corruption:
- Control of corruption has to be built – not restored.
- Identify the dominant norm and practice.
- Relevant fact-based indicators.
- Identify agency..
- Construct a theory of change.
- To implement a strategy to fix balance, donors need to get together.
- Set the example.
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor, Democracy Studies, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.