What evidence is there of positive impact on corruption from beneficiary monitoring and community mobilisation interventions? Can you highlight what pathways or elements lead to that impact and provide an analysis of the quality of the evidence with regard to methodology, rigour, etc.?
Community monitoring initiatives have in some cases contributed to reducing corruption and leakages of funds as well as improving the quantity and quality of public services, and strengthening the demand for longer term reforms.
Chêne, M. Impact of community monitoring on corruption. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2012) 9 pp. [U4 Expert Answer 320]