Global Programme on Measuring Corruption
Measuring corruption is extraordinarily difficult and complex. Great strides have been made in recent years, but there are no easy answers.
Based on the assumption that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to measurement, the Global Programme on Measuring Corruption takes the conversation to the next level through three interrelated workstreams.
Being able to measure corruption well is critical to tracking whether we are making progress in fighting it.
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with practitioners to understand their needs in tracking progress, seeking intelligence to inform investment decisions, or building an evidence base to hold governments to account
by trialling and testing emerging methods, and investigating how new data sets, technology and techniques can help address gaps in existing indicators
to encourage participation and improve practices around data collection, publication and use
Evolution of the Programme
Since the 2017 G7 summit, the international community has highlighted a need to develop new corruption indicators.
Key milestones include the United Nations Convention against Corruption Conference of the State Parties Resolution 8/10 on Measurement of Corruption in 2019; the prioritisation of measurement under Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 in 2020; and the publication of a Compendium on Measurement of Corruption by G20 countries under Italy’s presidency in 2021.
The GPMC was launched by the International Anti-Corruption Academy in May 2022 in response to the growing international interest in a new approach.