Tube journeys (blogs/policy briefs/podcasts) Rema Hanna & Vestal McIntyre, New possibilities for cutting corruption in the public sector This short article deftly pulls together some recent experimental research on public service values and ‘corruptibility’ (including this research on Zambia, funded by DFID). While more research in a variety of contexts is clearly needed, the article… Read More What I’m reading this month: January 2019 edition
Tube journeys (blogs/policy briefs/podcasts) Mark Townsend, Kings of cocaine: how the Albanian mafia seized control of the UK drugs trade This short article provides a good overview of why the Western Balkans have become an important focus for UK policy makers and law enforcement. The development angle isn’t as clear here as it could be… Read More What I’m reading this month: February 2019 edition
As part of my role as Senior Research Fellow at DFID, one of the things I’ve been doing with my colleague, Alisha Patel, is to pull together a ‘What we’re reading on governance & conflict this month’ email for colleagues far and wide. We’ve had fantastic feedback on it, and every month more and more… Read More What I’m reading this month: new feature
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. What we found out about bribery patterns in Uganda’s health care system Experts fear that Uganda’s efforts to eliminate graft in its health care system are not sustainable. Suuba Trust/Flickr Heather Marquette, University of Birmingham; Caryn Peiffer, University of… Read More New blog in Conversation Africa: What we found out about bribery patterns in Uganda’s health care system
Want to learn more about how bribery for health services in Uganda reduced dramatically from 2011 to 2015? Have a look at this new policy brief about Uganda’s health sector as a ‘hidden’ positive outlier in bribery reduction. Full paper here.
This blog was originally published on the DFID Research blog and was called ‘The machinery of government and the mechanics of governance: Findings from the Uganda Governance Evidence Week‘. It was co-authored with DFID colleagues – Peter Evans, Alisha Patel and David Pedley. In October 2018, DFID Research and Evidence Division (RED) and DFID Uganda… Read More Learning about the ‘mechanics of governance’ with DFID colleagues & researchers
Photo #1: Body Shop advert, circa 1997/1998 I cut this ad out of a magazine when I was doing my PhD back in the late 1990s. Both JFK and RFK were heroes for my parents, but the reason I was drawn to this was for the text rather than just the subject. You make the… Read More Why I do research on corruption & integrity, in two photos
The most exciting time for a researcher is when a project comes together and there are actual outputs. So it is with our ‘Islands of Integrity‘ research project… The research – which has been done with Dr Caryn Peiffer, Dr Rosita Armytage and (in South Africa) Prof Trevor Budhram – looks at anti-bribery positive outliers,… Read More ‘Hidden’ positive outliers on bribery: first papers on Uganda & South Africa
Originally posted on the DLP Opinions blog, with Elisa Lopez Lucia, Joanna Buckley and Neil McCulloch. Image: Work in the Niger Delta (Cristiano Zingale) ‘Thinking and Working Politically’ (TWP) has been gaining traction in development programming, given its premise that programming teams can maximise the possibility of real impact if they can get the ‘politics’ right. But… Read More Oil reform in Nigeria: The ups and downs of channel-hopping programme delivery
Originally posted on the OECD’s Institutions & Stability blog So just as we embark on the most ambitious global development project yet in the form of the new Sustainable Development Goals, some hefty questions are being asked about development assistance. And the answer we keep hearing – in one form or another – is the… Read More Beyond the Limits: Can we Think and Work Politically to achieve the SDGs?