TNRC eCourse Introduction to Corruption, Anti-Corruption and NRM | Anti-corruption Programming Checklist

The Anti-Corruption Programming Checklist

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Situational analysis

  1. What: What corrupt actions are taking place that affect the objectives of my work?
  2. Where: Where are corrupt actions happening in the system?
  3. Who: Who is involved? What are their interests and values? Who could potentially affect the behavior of actors involved in corruption?
  4. Why: What are the facilitating factors? What’s driving corrupt actions?
  5. When designing interventions, consider what’s achievable in your context, and any unintended consequences. What constraints do reformers face (power differentials, lack of knowledge, etc.)? What resources do corrupt actors and reformers have to work with? Which points are accessible to program interventions?

Strategy design

  • Have I included strategies for prevention?
  • Have I included strategies for enforcement?
  • Who are my allies across institutions and sectors?
  • Who might be my opponents across institutions and sectors?

Integrating anti-corruption into programming

We have four goals when applying an anti-corruption approach to a program:

In external programming, we aim to

1. Reduce the impact of corruption on development and objectives (situation or context analysis, program/project design, M&E)

    In managing internal risk, we aim to

    2. Do no harm

    3. Reduce institutional risks (project funds, reputations, etc.)

    4. Respond to day-to-day situations appropriately