GATEway Mapping Assessment Tools on Corruption and Integrity at Country Level What do we mean by Corruption Assessment Tools? 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 and Dissemination 1. Compilation of Tools 4. Updating, identifying gaps, and further tool development 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 June July ► Stakeholder mapping ► First advisory group meeting ► Website ‘wireframe’ developed ► Tool categorisation scheme finalised and ‘core’ clusters identified ► Consultation on tool analysis and user needs ► Marketing strategy developed ► Website and database development underway 2012 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 workshop/conference ► Call for applications for innovation grants Aug ► Second advisory group meeting ► Knowledge sharing workshop 3rd quarter ► Select successful applicants Sept ► Website usability testing underway 4th quarter ► Present new tools Oct ► Website launch Nov ► Third advisory group meeting Dec ► 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 notes Function: Analytical A) Individual tool database Function: Descriptive •Areas of focus •Scope •Methodology 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 METHOD Corruption risk assessment Social accountability tools Political economy analysis Public (perception and experience) surveys Business and enterprise surveys Output indicators Experimental design PROCESS Compliance monitoring Budget monitoring Procurement Access to information Political finance/elections LEVEL 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 Discussion 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?