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.
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.