Corruption: Is the Law Blindsiding a More Meaningful Discourse?

Jane Ellis, editor of the book “Corruption, Social Sciences and the Law: Exploration Across Disciplines” says focusing on the supply side of corruption is a blunt instrument as it ignores the reasons why and/or the circumstances in which corruption in some countries may occur. Here, she argues for a multidisciplinary & collaborative approach to these issues.

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The Big Shift That Police and Justice Professionals Need to Make in Fragile States

By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church

When operating in fragile states, donors and implementers working in the police, justice and corrections space need to incorporate a complexity lens if programs are to effectively respond to the realities of the context. Moving from ‘simple’ or ‘complicated’ understandings of the issues, to one that accepts the complexity inherent to the process is best, particularly when these issues are exacerbated by systemic corruption.

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Finding My Way Around the Corruption System with a Map: Mapping the Effects of an Intervention and Extending Systems Mapping to New Areas

By Peter Woodrow Peter Woodrow is the Executive Director of CDA Collaborative Learning Projects. For nearly a year, Peter has accompanied the

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Identifying Leverage Points in Systemic Analysis and Planning for Anti-corruption Action

By Peter Woodrow Last week CDA Executive Director Peter Woodrow shared a systemic analysis of corruption in the criminal justice system in

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A Systemic Analysis of Corruption in the Criminal Justice System in Lubumbashi, DRC

By Peter Woodrow CDA has been working with local stakeholders and partners to develop a thorough understanding about how corruption works

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How to Deal with the Complexity of Corruption: Four Recommendations for Programming

There are a number of shortcomings in the predominant approaches underlying anti-corruption programming when applied to fragile and conflict affected states. Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church offers recommendations for refocusing our understanding of corruption to address these gaps and improve program effectiveness.

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