How might gender roles affect whether you engage, or hold back from, corruption?

Photo credit: CDA Collaborative

In this post from CDA Collaborative, Kiely Barnard-Webster (F’15) explains two key takeaways for practitioners from CDA’s recent field visit to the DRC: (1) If an anti-corruption program threatens a gender group’s privileged status, this must be taken into account in the program design or it will undermine effectiveness. (2) If anti-corruption strategies don’t account for the different ways in which gender groups engage in corruption these strategies may not work.

Read more on CDA’s website here.

Kiely joined CDA as a program manager in 2015.  Her professional areas of expertise are in gender and development, monitoring, evaluation and learning, theories of change and peacebuilding effectiveness. Kiely earned her Master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and earned her Bachelor’s degree from Bates College. She can be reached at


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