Combatting Corruption

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Corruption in foreign aid takes many forms and is generally viewed as an obstacle to social and economic progress in developing countries. Less clear is how donor agencies and governments should address it—if at all. Obscuring discussions on effective anti-corruption efforts are misperceptions of the problem, weaknesses in the measures of corruption, and limited evidence linking corruption, institutions, and development outcomes. 

CGD’s experts bring clarity to these issues by examining the implications of existing anti-corruption efforts and highlighting how data on development results can help guide more effective strategies to increase transparency and strengthen accountability.