Bergen Summer Research School
Bergen Summer Research School

Corruption – a global development challenge


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This lecture explores the interplay between governance and corruption. Corruption impedes development due to the economic, political and social costs produced by rent-seeking, graft, bribery, patronage and other types of corruption. The lecture first provides an analytical framework to understand costs of these different types of corruption on governance and development. Then, it shows how anti-corruption reforms can be evaluated. It ends by reflecting on the principles and evidence for some of the most popular anti-corruption reform approaches. The lecture is based on a decade of work by the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre at the Chr. Michelsen Institute measuring the costs of corruption and how to control corruption in developing countries.   

Jesper Johnsøn is Senior Advisor at the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, conducting research, providing policy advice, and delivering training for U4 partners and broader audiences. Mr Johnsøn leads U4’s thematic work on  Evaluation & Measurement and Fragile States. 

This plenary presentation is free and open to all!