Mapping Assessment Tools on Corruption and
Integrity at Country Level
What do we mean by
Corruption Assessment
A corruption assessment tool is defined as any research
methodology whose primary aim is to identify the extent of
corruption, corruption risks, and/or anti-corruption
(integrity, transparency, accountability) in a given context.
Tools range from ‘out-of-the box’ methodologies and
guidelines which are ready to use, to one-off assessments
whose methodology is clearly explained and deemed
replicable and useful to others.
Stages of the Project
2. Clustering
and analysis of
tools types
3. Consultation
1. Compilation
of Tools
identifying gaps,
and further tool
Main Outputs
• Webportal including database, interactive
user’s guide and training modules
• Analytical paper on gaps
• Innovation grants for tool development
Progress to date
Over 500 tools collected
17 clusters identified
5 guidance notes ready for consultation or in progress
Tool classification scheme refined
Visit to UNDP Olso Governance Centre to develop
synergies with GAPortal
• Advisory group established with members from civil
society, academia and multilateral organisations
• Consultation with National Chapters underway with
substantive feedback received from 12 chapters to date
Key milestones
2011 May
► Stakeholder mapping
► First advisory group meeting
► Website ‘wireframe’ developed
► Tool categorisation scheme finalised
and ‘core’ clusters identified
► Consultation on tool analysis and user
► Marketing strategy developed
► Website and database development
1st quarter
► Draft training modules (January)
► Publish user’s manual
► Fourth advisory group meeting
► Draft analytical paper
► Publish training modules
2nd quarter ► Publish analytical paper
► Present project outputs at
► Call for applications for innovation
► Second advisory group meeting
► Knowledge sharing workshop
3rd quarter
► Select successful applicants
► Website usability testing underway
4th quarter
► Present new tools
► Website launch
► Third advisory group meeting
► Draft user’s manual
Stage 2: Clustering and analysis
of assessment tools
Rather than focussing on individual tools,
analysis is at the level of tool types (clusters).
B) Cluster guidance
Function: Analytical
A) Individual tool database
Function: Descriptive
•Areas of focus
Cluster I
Cluster II
•Purpose and context
•Different approaches
•Operational challenges
•Best practice
Cluster III
Some cluster examples:
•Sectoral tools
•Budget monitoring
•Corruption risk analysis
A) Tool database categorisation scheme
Tool database - example tool
B) Cluster guidance notes
Different ways to approach to the challenge:
• By LEVEL – eg sector, institution, level of responsibility etc.
• By PROCESS – eg budgeting, compliance monitoring,
political finance
• By METHOD – eg survey, risk assessment, political economy
analysis etc.
Clusters will exist at different levels and will overlap
Examples of possible clusters
Corruption risk assessment
Social accountability tools
Political economy analysis
Public (perception and experience) surveys
Business and enterprise surveys
Output indicators
Experimental design
Compliance monitoring
Budget monitoring
Access to information
Political finance/elections
Multi-country corruption & governance indices
Local government assessments
(Basic) service sector tools
Private sector tools
Justice sector assessments
Cluster analysis
The analysis (guidance note)
for each cluster of tools will look at:
Description of the ‘tool type’
Purpose and context of the tool type
Different approaches to applying this type of tool
Data sources
Key issues and challenges (operational considerations e.g.
resources required, accessing data etc.)
• Examples of best practice
Read through the guidance note your group has been allocated
and discuss:
1) Is the content of the guidance note useful? Would it help you
decide which type of assessment tool you might need in a
given context?
2) What other information would you like to know which is not
included in the note?