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The Corruption in Fragile States Blog fosters conversation about the effectiveness of anti-corruption initiatives among practitioners, academics, and policymakers working in the context of endemic corruption.
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As an arm of the Corruption, Justice and Legitimacy Program, the Blog challenges conventional thinking and takes a deep dive into critical issues in the field, such as systems-based approaches to corruption, social norms, gender, and research methods. Featuring guest posts from leading experts, practitioners, and our own team, topics range from quick-bite summaries of new research findings from Iraq to Uganda, to provocative thought pieces intended to challenge dominant paradigms and practices. 

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Mainstreaming Anti-Corruption in SSR

Mainstreaming Anti-Corruption in SSR

In this post, Julien Joly sets out his thoughts on what an approach to mainstreaming anti-corruption in security sector reforms could look like in practice. …
3 Things Peacebuilders Should Read About Anti-corruption and Conflict

3 Things Peacebuilders Should Read About Anti-corruption and Conflict

In this post, Rosemary Ventura introduces three essential articles on anti-corruption in conflict contexts. These articles will be particularly thought-provoking for peacebuilders grappling with why and how to address corruption. …
The “Big Reveals” from Stakeholder Analysis can be Central to Effective Change

The “Big Reveals” from Stakeholder Analysis can be Central to Effective Change

In this post, Rosemary Lark, highlights the most frequently used stakeholder analysis tools that are used by anti-corruption, integrity or governance practitioners. …
Black Boxes and Trendsetters: Social Norm Change Tips from Cristina

Black Boxes and Trendsetters: Social Norm Change Tips from Cristina

In this post, Dhaval Kothari sets out Cristina Bicchieri’s key tips for practitioners and researchers on social norm change from our conversation with her. …
Actionable Evidence:  What a Donor Learnt about Addressing Police Corruption

Actionable Evidence: What a Donor Learnt about Addressing Police Corruption

In this post, Schuyler Miller gives us insight into the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement’s research findings on effective approaches to addressing police corruption. …
Is it a Social Norm, or Something Else? The Curious Case of a Traffic Police Officer in India

Is it a Social Norm, or Something Else? The Curious Case of a Traffic Police Officer in India

In this post, Dhaval Kothari unpacks the scenario of a traffic police officer soliciting bribe in India and analyzes if a social norms is driving this corrupt behaviour. …
How might faith-based actors play a role in changing values and norms of corruption?

How might faith-based actors play a role in changing values and norms of corruption?

In this post, Roberto Laver sets out his thoughts on the potential role of faith leaders and communities in fighting corruption and building a culture of public integrity and ethical universalism. …
Peacebuilding and Corruption in Focus: Can looking through an Anti-Corruption lens strengthen Security Sector Reform?

Peacebuilding and Corruption in Focus: Can looking through an Anti-Corruption lens strengthen Security Sector Reform?

In this post, Julien Joly sets out his thoughts on the need to mainstream anti-corruption in security sector reforms to improve the impact of peacebuilding initiatives. …
Two roads that will never meet? An agenda for dialogue on the intersection of peacebuilding and anti-corruption

Two roads that will never meet? An agenda for dialogue on the intersection of peacebuilding and anti-corruption

In this post, our co-director Diana Chigas sets out her thoughts on why the anti-corruption and peacebuilding fields need to intersect and some key questions that need a deep-dive.