On measuring integrity with Wouter Vandenabeele, Utrecht University

On measuring integrity with Wouter Vandenabeele, Utrecht University

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The Global Programme for Measuring Corruption (‘GPMC’) recently held a 'think-in' at their International Anti-Corruption Academy HQ, in Vienna, to examine how measuring a different concept - integrity - could help change the narrative and yield better outcomes in the anti-corruption field.

The GPMC assembled a learned, thoughtful and talkative team of practitioners and academics, from a diverse range of disciplines and continents, to discuss, listen and learn about the topic over four days.

In this conversation with Wouter Vandenabeele, an Associate Professor of Human Resources Management, he talks about his interest in ethics, public service motivation and his thoughts on measuring integrity.

More about Wouter Vandenabeele

Wouter is Associate Professor of Human Resources Management at Utrecht University and Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Leuven – KU Leuven (Belgium). He is member of the executive board and treasurer of the International Research Society for Public

Management (IRSPM). He is also a member of the European Group of Public Administration, the American Society of Public Administration and the Public Management Research Association. He is an editorial board member of various national and international academic journals. His research focuses on public service motivation and the public sector. He obtained his master in Political Sciences in 2000 at the Catholic University of Leuven. In 2008, he successfully defended his PhD dissertation 'Towards a public administration theory of public service motivation' at the Catholic University of Leuven. In 2011, he was appointed visiting professor at the Public Management Institute at the Catholic University Leuven.

Want to hear more?

We recorded one-on-one conversations with all of the other participants at the think-in in Vienna whch are available to listent to now on all the major podcast platforms. https://measurement-matters.zencast.website

After the event we also recorded a conversation between the co-organisers of the 'think-in' - Liz David Barrett, Dieter Zinnbauer and Juan Ceballos - on why they chose the topic, what they learnt from the event and how it will inform the 'Programme' over the coming months. https://measurement-matters.zencast.website/episodes/reflecting-on-the-think-in-on-measuring-integrity

Want to read more?

If you would like to read more on the topic then:

Here’s our background briefing paper (LINK TO COME) published before the think-in; and

Here’s our key insights paper published after the 'think-in'.

If you want to find out more about the programme, visit this link:


And if you have specific questions please feel free to email the team: gpmc@iaca.int.

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