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26 May 2023

Does Anti-Corruption Do No Harm?

To do good without doing harm: Lara Olson calls for anti-corruption programs to embrace conflict sensitivity.

3 April 2023

The role of illicit wealth and power in driving conflict: Six Takeaways

Yes, corruption worsens conflict, but Scharbatke-Church and Chigas call for greater emphasis on knowing how and why.

30 January 2023

Hot States and Empathy Gaps: How Anti-Corruption Programs Can Target our Irrational Sides

Claudia Baez-Camargo calls for anti-corruption programming that captures the stress of decision-making in real life.

14 November 2022

Making it worse: Descriptive vs injunctive norms in anti-corruption efforts

Mattias Agerberg diagnoses why anti-corruption messaging campaigns fail—and details what can work.

6 May 2023

In Plain Sight: Questioning Assumptions in Anti-Corruption Programming for Law Enforcement

How should anti-corruption programs address police corruption? Riccardo D’Emidio calls for rethinking individual deterrence and punishment.

13 March 2023

When do anti-corruption messages work, and with whom?

How can anti-corruption messaging work better? Jean-Benoit Falisse provides lessons from the field.

7 January 2023

Friends with Benefits: Corruption in Fragile State’s Best of 2022

Our editor chooses the top five posts of 2022.

24 October 2022

Avoiding minority reports: using AI responsibly in anti-corruption

Anti-corruption increasingly deploys AI tools. Fernanda Odilla identifies what practitioners need to ethically assess this present future.

14 April 2023

Polygamous relationships: how conflict and peacebuilding fuel corruption

In a follow-up post, Scharbatke-Church and Chigas examine how peacebuilding can fuel corruption.

20 February 2023

Eight assumptions that should never appear in a FCAS logframe

Assumptions matter: Scharbatke-Church and Chigas offer eight key don’ts to improve anti-corruption programming in FCAS.

30 November 2022

The Intersectional nature of social norms: so much more to learn

Though intersectionality of social norms remains a black box, CJL’s co-directors suggest that programming may need to reckon with it.

3 October 2022

Unpacking corruption paves the way for social norms analysis

One-off, pattern, or corrupted system: and Nash provide tips on how to unpack corruption to aid social norms programming.

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