Evaluating anti-corruption agencies: learning from the Caribbean

David-Barrett, Elizabeth, Murray, Aoife, Polvi, Johanna and Burge, Richard (2020) Evaluating anti-corruption agencies: learning from the Caribbean. Journal of Development Effectiveness. pp. 1-15. ISSN 1943-9342

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Abstract

Evaluating anti-corruption programmes is difficult because of the complexity and hidden nature of corruption, its political sensitivity, and the ability of corrupt networks to adapt. We show how a theory-based evaluation can elaborate a set of intermediate outcomes for the evaluation of anti-corruption programmes, and showcase purpose-built tools for evaluating capacity building. We discuss learning from two evaluations of Anti-Corruption programmes in the Caribbean to demonstrate how anti-corruption theory is translated into law enforcement practice through both economic models of criminals as rational actors whose behaviour can be changed by altering incentives and social norms models which emphasise local contextualisation.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: anti-corruption agencies, evaluation, capacity-building, Jamaica
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
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Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2020 09:20
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2021 01:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/90471

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