Fresh perspectives on the effectiveness of anti-corruption law enforcement in Nigeria

Originally published on GI-ACE Nigeria’s anti-corruption law enforcement efforts are gradually growing more effective as practitioners adapt and innovate in response to many persistent challenges. Sometimes caricatured as sclerotic, politicized, or error-prone, high-level anti-corruption efforts are becoming noticeably more innovative and pragmatic. Instead of being abandoned under pressure or resulting in decade-long, quixotic prosecutions, high-profile…

Research insights into the causes of medicine theft in Malawi

Originally published on GI-ACE Malawi continues to struggle to ensure its citizens receive the medicines they need, and the struggle is no secret: Malawi’s major newspaper, The  Nation, featured a report by the Global Fund which estimates that 23 percent of the medicines it purchases to fight HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria in Malawi ”vanish” at…

Social network interventions to tackle corruption

Originally published on GI-ACE   Corruption and bribery are inherently social phenomena: they involve social interactions that facilitate the exchange of money and gifts, but also social interactions through which people learn about expectations of reciprocity and solidarity that underlie bribery and favoritism. My colleagues at the Basel Institute on Governance discovered in their earlier research that…

Qualitative Action Experiment tackles professional integrity in the Zambian planning sector

A version of this blog was originally published on the African Centre for Cities website and GI-ACE From 8 to 10 October 2019, the Cities of Integrity project – in partnership with the Centre for Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Zambia and the Zambia Institute of Planners (ZIP) – conducted a Qualitative Action…