In order to design effective anti-corruption strategies, we have to understand what drives corrupt behaviour and how it fits into social, political and economic structures.
Where do the greatest corruption risks lie and why? How do social norms affect interactions between citizens and public officials? What are the informal rules that help win elections and influence public procurement? Why are politicians reluctant to fight corruption? Why do some anti-corruption initiatives work but others fail? Questions like these are fundamental to improving the quality of public governance.
Our research points the way to smarter anti-corruption interventions, translates into practical anti-corruption tools and informs technical assistance. We share our research regularly through dissemination events, training workshops and university courses.