International Drivers of Corruption

A Tool for Analysis

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Corruption and other governance problems result primarily from processes generated within the domestic political economy. There are major international factors, however, that interact with domestic processes: international drivers of corruption. This report introduces an analytical tool to help readers understand how these international drivers of corruption affect governance and corruption at the country level. It provides a means for identifying those drivers that matter most for domestic governance, as well as opportunities for international actors to work more effectively to improve governance in specific country contexts.



Using the tool

A four-step framework analysing the effects of international drivers

The tool follows a four-step analysis, outlined in Table 2.1. It begins with an assessment of the country’s situation and its domestic political economy, comprising the key processes and interactions that explain governance and corruption outcomes. The second step screens a long list of potential international drivers using a set of diagnostic questions which identifies those drivers that are most significant in the country context. The heart of the analysis is undertaken in the third step, where the tool guides users in identifying the particular interactions between the “shortlisted” international drivers and the domestic political economy. The fourth and final step has a practical focus: making international action more effective through specific programmes and applications of international instruments.


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