M&E of the Intangible: Resources on Social Norms

In this post, Dhaval Kothari provides a curated list of published literature which will give you an insight into different M&E tools and methods adopted in various projects focusing on social norms change. This list is intended to help practitioners and organizations use the existing wisdom as a starting point to formulate their respective M&E frameworks for social norms change.

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Arguments or Excuses? Common Reasons I Hear to Avoid Reparations for Corruption Cases

As a sequel to her first post, Dr. Olaya Garcia explores the common excuses she hears for not implementing reparations in corruption cases – as well as her take on how to address those excuses. From issues of collective damage to appropriate targeting of reparation funds – read her take!

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A Good Contagion: Social Norms Makes Its Move in Anti-Corruption Thinking

Social norms theory is picking up steam in the anti-corruption sector, appearing more widely and deeply in the anti-corruption ecosystem of workshops, conferences, literature, and blogs. We’re excited and intrigued by the questions being raised – read on to hear our thoughts on it.

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Strengthening Rule of Law Approaches to Address Organized Crime: Social Norms

Based on a roundtable discussion with USAID and MSI, this white paper explores what social norms are, why they matter, and presents broad approaches and tools for changing social norms that could apply to organized crime.

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