Why corruption matters: understanding causes, effects and how to address them. Evidence paper on corruption.

Abstract

This evidence paper addresses the overarching question: \"What are the conditions that facilitate corruption, what are its costs and what are the most effective ways to combat it?\"

It offers five main sections, which together:

  • Synthesise a range of literature to assess the political, social and economic conditions under which corruption is likely to thrive;
  • Explore the relationship between gender and corruption and analyse some prominent hypotheses;
  • Identify existing evidence on the financial, social and other impacts of corruption across a range of areas;
  • Assess what anti-corruption measures are likely to be effective and under what conditions;
  • Arrive at a set of conclusions emerging from the review.

Citation

Rocha Menocal, A.; Taxell, N.; et al. Why corruption matters: understanding causes, effects and how to address them. Evidence paper on corruption. DFID, London, UK (2015) 110 pp.

Why corruption matters: understanding causes, effects and how to address them. Evidence paper on corruption.

Published 1 January 2015