Politics matters for the success of anti-corruption and asset recovery efforts. That is the starting point of our latest Working Paper, based on a two-year research project that combined the expertise and hands-on experience of our Prevention, Research and Innovation (PRI) team and our International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR).

The report discusses the political and governance factors that affect the performance of the justice system in relation to anti-corruption and asset recovery.

A new paper published in the Annual Review of Political Science explores how we can improve anti-corruption efforts using a “new arrow in the quiver”: the social norms approach. Claudia Baez Camargo, Head of Prevention, Research and Innovation and a co-author of the paper, explains why the social norms approach is crucial for anti-corruption efforts, and shares some of the paper’s main messages for practitioners and researchers.