Working in more than 40 countries over the past 20 years, we have a successful track record of implementing large and complex anti-corruption programs in coordination with government institutions, civil society groups, journalists and the business sector.
Our experts work across sectors – democracy and governance, economic growth, education and health – but also hone in on specific issues, such as budget and procurement processes, government auditing, legislative oversight, judicial reform, and investigation and prosecution enhancements. A small sample of the approaches and tools we use to directly support anti-corruption priorities include:
- Establish and support citizen advocate offices for the legal protection of corruption victims
- Develop and implement innovative techniques, such as e-governance and crowdsourcing apps
- Develop anti-corruption indicators to ensure improved performance
- Apply social media to fight corruption and improve feedback to citizens.
Our research and publications offer practical guidance to donors and policymakers, including USAID’s Anti-Corruption Assessment Handbook, the Practitioner’s Guide for Anti-Corruption Programming, Fighting Corruption in Developing Countries, Detecting Corruption in Developing Countries, and Analysis of USAID Anti-Corruption Programming Worldwide.
Our anti-corruption projects result in improved delivery of public services, greater citizen awareness of corruption and participation in government, and increased responsiveness of local authorities to citizens’ needs.