This is the protocol for a systematic review which will look at the empirical evidence around the economic growth impacts of corruption in low-income countries. The existing literature suggests that corruption may affect growth in different ways in different contexts; and as such, it points out the need to classify and synthesize these effects and the channels through which they unfold. Therefore, the systematic review will consist of 3 sections:
This section will synthesize the empirical evidence on corruption-growth relationship - using meta-regression analysis methodology that draws on relevant work in economics;
This section will synthesize the theoretical explanations of the corruption-growth relationship - by drawing on the narrative synthesis methodology; and
This section will provide an overall conclusion that maps the meta synthesis with narrative synthesis, with a view to identify the scope/need for further research.
The protocol provides background information and details of the methods to be used.