Social Norms vs Anti-Corruption Laws: And the winner is???

What role do social norms play in interactions between civil servants when it comes to administrative sanctions? Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church explores this question, based on a participatory systems analysis of Ugandan civil servants (commissioned by SUGAR).

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Corruption: Is the Law Blindsiding a More Meaningful Discourse?

When did the law and the legal profession start to dominate the international discourse on corruption – focusing on the supply-side and ignoring the reasons why corruption may occur in some contexts? The better route is more dialogue and teamwork across disciplines.

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Everything You Need to Know about Social Norms and Corruption

Did you know social norms can act as a brake to sustainable behavior change? That there’s a body of research on how social norms influence behavior? We didn’t either – until now. Read our new Social Norms Reference Guide to see what we’ve learned.

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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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Two Insights from an Experiment in Collective Corruption Resistance

By Kiely Barnard-Webster and Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church With every experimental action, there needs to be feedback (informal and formal monitoring and evaluation), reflection and

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How the Séléka/Anti-Balaka Crisis Has Been Gas on the Fire of Corruption in the Central African Republic

By  Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church In this post Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church shares findings from our new research examining corruption in the criminal justice sector in

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Reflections on Using Most Significant Change in An Anti-Corruption Program

By Sandra Sjogren and Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church In this post, Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Sandra Sjogren reflect on their experience using Most Significant

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