Social Norms, Mental Models and other Behavioural Drivers of Petty Corruption – the Case of Uganda
This policy brief summarises the main findings and lessons learned from research on corruption, social norms and behaviours in Uganda. The empirical evidence indicates that behavioural factors associated to social practices and collective understandings play a role in shaping Ugandan citizens’ attitudes towards petty corruption and in fuelling practices such as bribery and favouritism.
On the basis of the research findings, policy recommendations are put forward aiming to contribute to the development of anti-corruption interventions that incorporate behavioural insights in their design and implementation.
Social norms and corruption research published in book on Corruption, Social Sciences and the Law
A summary of groundbreaking research into social norms and attitudes towards corruption by our…
Social Norms and Attitudes Towards Corruption: Comparative Insights from East Africa
This eye-opening exploration of social norms and attitudes towards corruption appears in Chapter…
'Islands of integrity'? Reductions in bribery in Uganda and South Africa and lessons for anti-corruption policy and practice
This paper sets out lessons from a mixed-methods study that identified and explored ‘positive outlier’ cases of bribery reduction in challenging governance environments. It discusses the two cases the research examined in depth:
- a 50 percent reduction in bribery in Uganda’s health sector while in other sectors bribery rates increased (2010-2015);
- an almost 15 percent…