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We work with governments to support their development of anti-corruption strategies and action plans, conduct assessments, and execute trainings that promote integrity, transparency and accountability.

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.