Quick Guide 10: Social norms and corruption

This quick guide by Claudia Baez Camargo, Head of Governance Research, draws on a more comprehensive blog published on the website of the Global Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence (GI-ACE) research programme.

It draws on Ms Baez Camargo's decades of research on social norms and their implications for anti-corruption practice. She explores:

  • What is a social norm?
  • How do social norms drive and perpetuate corrupt behaviour?
  • The case of health facilities in East Africa
  • How to identify social norms that drive corrupt behaviour
  • What are the implications for anti-corruption practice?

And finally:

  • The million-dollar question: how to design anti-corruption interventions to identify social norms that fuel and perpetuate corruption, measure them and tackle them.

View the quick guide online here.

Download the PDF here.

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Basel Institute on Governance