The organisers of the measuring integrity 'think-in' explain why measuring integrity is of great interest to anyone in the anti-corruption field, reflect on their learnings from the event and discuss what happens next.
How we measure corruption shapes how we view and address the problem.
Indicators create and spread international standards, influence the drivers of economic growth and affect our views about government performance.
This is why its critically important that they are as accurate – and actionable - as possible.
Yet measuring corruption is also extraordinarily difficult and complex. Great strides have been made in recent years, but there are no easy answers.
So, the Global Programme for Measuring Corruption (‘GPMC’) is taking the conversation about measurement to the next level, by investigating the ‘demand’ for corruption indicators and mapping the ‘supply’ of innovative methodological approaches.
To this end, the Programme recently held a 'think-in' at their HQ in the International Anti-Corruption Academy, in Vienna, to examine how measuring a different concept - integrity - could help change the narrative and yield better outcomes.
The GPMC assembled an thoughtful and talkative team of practitioners and academics from a diverse range of topics and continents to debate and discuss the topic over four days in Vienna.
In this podcast, the co-organisers of the 'think-in' - Liz David Barrett, Dieter Zinnbauer and Juan Ceballos - discuss why they chose the topic, what they learnt from the event and how it will inform the 'Programme' over the coming months.
If you’d like to take a deeper dive into this topic, we also recorded one-on-one conversations with all of the other participants at the think-in in Vienna wich are available now on all major podcast platforms LINK.
If you would like to read more on the topic then:
Here’s our background briefing paper published before the think-in; and
Here’s our key insights paper published after the 'think-in'.
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And if you have specific questions please feel free to email the team: email@example.com
Liz is Head of the Global Programme for Measuring Corruption at the International Anti-Corruption Academy. She has been researching corruption for more than 20 years and was previously Director of the Centre for the Study of Corruption at the University of Sussex, UK. Always aiming to bridge gaps between research and practice, she has engaged widely with practitioners (e.g. by authoring reports for Transparency International, advising governments on anti-corruption strategies, and supporting the private sector on business integrity).View episodes
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