New research project – behavioural anti-corruption intervention in Tanzania
The Basel Institute will lead a project to develop a behavioural anti-corruption intervention for the Tanzanian health sector.
The two-year project, "Addressing bribery and favouritism in the Tanzanian health sector: a behavioural approach", will be launched in January 2019. The Basel Institute is the lead implementing institution, with Head of Governance Research Dr Claudia Baez Camargo acting as Principal Investigator. Co-investigators on the project are Dr Richard Sambaiga from the University of Dar es Salaam, Ms Ruth Persian from the UK Behavioural Insights Team, and Prof Tobias Stark from the University of Utrecht.
The project builds on the findings of previous research by the Basel Institute's Public Governance division on "Corruption, social norms and behaviours in East Africa". The goal is to develop and pilot a behavioural anti-corruption intervention to address bribery and favouritism in the Tanzanian health sector. The project will be funded by the DFID/Global Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence Programme and it is foreseen that the contract will be signed in December.
If you are interested in learning more about behavioural approaches to anti-corruption interventions in East Africa, see:
- Corruption, Social Norms and Behaviours: A comparative assessment of Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda
- Behavioural influences on attitudes towards petty corruption A Study of Social Norms and Mental Models in Tanzania
- Drivers of Petty Corruption and Anti-Corruption Interventions in Developing Countries – a Semi-Systematic Review
- Between Condemnation and Resignation: A Study on Attitudes Towards Corruption in the Public Health Sector in Tanzania