Methodological Note for SDG Shadow Reporting Questionnaire

Filed under - Anti-corruption Helpdesk

Report published 19 May 2017
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The questionnaire is designed to help assess progress towards three SDG targets linked to anti-corruption and government transparency – 16.4, 16.5 and 16.10. A number of policy areas are covered under each of these three SDG targets. They provide a holistic overview of a country’s anti-corruption progress in a way that goes beyond the narrow understanding of corruption captured by the official global indicators.

Each policy area is assessed against three elements. First, a total of 66 questions (13 of which are optional) relate to the de jure legal and institutional framework. These questions require the researcher to provide a score, which can be used to develop a legal scorecard for each country. Second, 18 questions (8 of which are optional) concern country data from assessments and indices produced by civil society groups and international organisations. Finally, there are 61 questions (including 20 optional ones) which ask the researcher to provide a qualitative appraisal of the country’s de facto efforts to tackle corruption.

The questionnaire itself can be found here.

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