Latest trends in corruption measurement and analysis

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Published on 7 October 2016 as a TI Helpdesk answer
What are the latest and most innovative tools and indicators which can be used to assess and measure corruption?


  1. Measuring corruption: evolution and challenges
  2. Corruption data sources and types
  3. Using objective data to assess corruption
  4. Recommended resources / further reading


This paper provides an overview of the latest trends in corruption measurement. It starts by explaining the main challenges in the field and briefly reviewing the different types of data available for researchers, policy-makers and practitioners. It also touches upon the main advantages and disadvantages of each data type. The third section then discusses the current push for objective and change-sensitive corruption measurements. Finally, a few examples of the latest academic research in the field are provided to illustrate the methodologies and types of indicators being produced.

Author(s): Roberto Martinez B. Kukutschka, Transparency International,

Reviewed by: Casey Kelso, Transparency International
Publication date: 7 October 2016
Number: 0

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Country / Territory - International   
Region - Global   
Language(s) - English   
Topic - Tools   

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