Global Programme
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The Global Programme on Measuring Corruption works with international organisations, governments, civil society, private sector and academia to collaboratively design a robust, relevant and useful approach to measuring corruption.

How we measure corruption shapes how we view and address the problem. Indicators create international standards, affect economic growth and influence our views about government performance. This material and reputational impact means it is vital that measures are as accurate – and actionable – as possible.

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new episode of our podcast Measurement Matters

The Global Programme for Measuring Corruption (‘GPMC’) recently held a ‘think-in’ in Vienna, to examine how we measure state capture.

State capture is a systematic type of corruption with the potential to transform the state or parts of it by shaping the rules of the game to benefit vested interests.

However, existing measures of corruption are inadequate to discern the prevalence of state capture from that of petty forms of corruption, suggesting that a change of course is needed if the aim is to produce appropriate policy responses to the phenomenon.

State capture may also have particularly long term and harmful consequences, so measuring it is important to ascertain its costs, as well as to assess trends and the effectiveness of remedial actions.

So the GPMC assembled a team of practitioners and academics to debate and discuss the topic over three days in Vienna, in May 2023.

In this podcast, the co-organisers of the ‘think-in’ Liz David-Barrett and Daniel Kaufmann reflect on what they learnt from the event, and how it could affect future work in the field.

Measuring state capture

State capture is a systematic type of corruption with the potential to transform the state or parts of it by shaping the rules of the game to benefit vested interests. However, existing measures of corruption are inadequate to discern the prevalence of state capture from that of petty forms of

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Country Insights Brief South Africa

This brief presents the key insights from our country research visit to South Africa which took place in April 2023. The research visit involved consultations with a purposively selected sample of in-country stakeholders from government, civil society, the private sector, and academia. The brief explores their interests, needs, and uses

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Measuring the effectiveness of Anti-Corruption Agencies

Anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) have become the institutional cornerstone of combatting corruption worldwide. Yet, systematic evidence about whether or in what conditions they are effective is scant. This GPMC Insights Brief presents guidance to ACA practitioners and policymakers on what existing tools can be utilized to design and carry out capacity

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Country Insights Brief Indonesia

This brief presents the key insights from our country research visit to Indonesia which took place in February and March 2023. The research visit involved consultations with a purposively selected sample of in-country stakeholders from government, civil society, the private sector, and academia. The brief explores their interests, needs, and

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Country Insights Brief Brazil

This brief presents the key insights from our country research visit to Brazil which took place in October-November 2022. The research visit involved consultations with a purposively selected sample of in-country stakeholders from government, civil society, the private sector, and academia. The brief explores their interests, needs, and uses for

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