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Shifting the focus away from the 'what' of anti-corruption programming, CJL explores the 'why' and the 'how' through its three unique focus areas: social norms in corruption, peacebuilding and corruption, and systems thinking in corruption.

We believe corruption analysis is a vital first step for all practitioners working in anti-corruption.  This new video walks you through what is corruption analysis, what it is not and how it can be used.  We hope this video offers a clear explanation of why corruption analysis is at the heart of our approach to all of our projects. 


Presented by CJL’s Co-Director, Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church, and Senior Advisor, Peter Woodrow, this resource aims to provide a clear first look at the approach that can be watched on the go or in-between workflows.

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SOCIAL NORMS AND CORRUPTION: Exploring How Social Pressure Affects Corruption

The Social Norms and Corruption Project aims to shift social norms from the periphery to a central component of corruption analysis and anti-corruption strategy. Toward this goal, CJL is currently working with practitioners to co-develop approaches, tools and materials to address social norms that influence corrupt behavior.


CORRUPTION AS A SYSTEM: Integrating Systems Analysis into Anti-corruption Programming

The Corruption as a System Project offers technical assistance to implementers and donors as they integrate corruption analysis into their program development or evaluation process. Our original work, while we were housed at CDA, developed a new approach to analyze corruption in fragile states that reflected its inherent complexity. This methodology is derived from causal loop mapping, as it more accurately reflects systemic dynamics of corruption in these contexts.

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CORRUPTION AND PEACEBUILDING: Leveraging Peacebuilding Approaches in Anti-corruption

The Corruption and Peacebuilding Project (CPB) emerges from the integration of our combined 50 years of experience as peacebuilding scholar-practitioners with our more recent work on corruption. The project seeks to incorporate anti-corruption into peacebuilding programs and vice versa, ultimately leveraging these approaches for anti-corruption work.

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