Another Piece of the Puzzle: Locating Values and Social Norms within Context

In this post, Cori Simmons talks about values: one aspect of cultural context that is often overlooked, but is important for understanding social norms and behavior change. Being clear about what values are and how they relate to other factors that drive behavior is important for understanding cultural context and, therefore, designing more appropriate, effective anti-corruption programs.

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Afghan Women’s Inclusion in the Peace Process: Conference June 18

In a context of contested negotiations with the Taliban and to discuss the social situation, geopolitics, development, security and governance in Afghanistan, this conference will bring together around fifteen high level Afghan Women Leaders; Mr. Staffan de Mistura, Former United Nations Special Envoy for Syria and Head of the UN Mission in Afghanistan; and H.E. Omar Samad, Former Ambassador of Afghanistan in France, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council.

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The Cinderella of the Sensitivity Fields: Why Corruption Mainstreaming Has Been Ignored in Development Programming

By Hope Schaitkin. Research tells us that that corruption-mainstreaming amplifies the impact of our development programming, and helps us avoid unwittingly contributing to or encouraging corrupt behavior. But why hasn’t corruption-mainstreaming gained the same ground as conflict sensitivity or gender within development organizations and programming? Read on to learn about three entry points for mainstreaming corruption in your organization’s development programming – from the perspective of a young development professional.

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Using Systems Thinking to Understand and Address Corruption in the Criminal Justice System in Fragile States

Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Diana Chigas have contributed this insightful analysis to the book Corruption, Social Sciences and the Law: Exploration Across the Disciplines, recently published by Routledge.

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