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Joint Evaluation of Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts 2002-2009


Donor agencies have increasingly included the fight against corruption in their overall governance agenda. In preparation for this evaluation, a literature review was undertaken which showed that our support for anti-corruption work has sometimes had disappointing results.

Has the donors’ approach to anti-corruption work been adapted to circumstances
in the countries? What are the results of support for combating different types of
corruption, including forms that affect poor people and women in particular? These
were some of the overarching questions that this evaluation sought to answer.
The evaluation provides insights for the debate, drawing on recent evidence from
five countries. The main conclusions and recommendations are presented in the
synthesis report. In addition, separate reports have been prepared for each of the
case countries Bangladesh, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Viet Nam and Zambia.
The evaluation was managed by the Evaluation Department of the Norwegian
Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and commissioned by this agency
together with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Danish International

Assistance (Danida), the Swedish Agency for Development Evaluation
(SADEV), the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida) and
the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

The evaluation was carried out by consultants lead by Itad.

Download the full report to read more.