Assessment tools and databases

Transparency International. 2017. Monitoring Corruption and Anti-Corruption in the SDGs: A Resource Guide.

As part of the follow-up and review mechanisms for the UN SDGs, member states are encouraged to conduct regular national reviews of progress made towards the achievement of these goals through an inclusive, voluntary and country-led process. This guide is intended to address the challenges of insufficient indicator coverage and data unavailability by providing CSOs with a range of alternative indicators, proxies and data sources, which can capture both the impact of and progress against corruption in the SDG framework. These resources will allow CSOs to develop sound baskets of indicators for selected targets and to effectively advocate for their adoption at national level. To this end, the scope of the guide goes beyond monitoring progress towards the specific SDG target on corruption (16.5) and considers how to monitor integrity risks related to other SDGs that are prone to corruption, with a specific focus on health, education, water and sanitation, and climate finance. .  

Andrew McDevitt. 2012. Education, Health, and Water Topic Guide. Transparency International GATEway Corruption Assessment Toolbox. http://gateway.transparency.or...

This topic guide prepared for Transparency International’s GATEway Corruption Assessment Toolbox gives the reader a detailed look at the complexity of corruption in service delivery by addressing key challenges found in diagnosing and fighting corruption. The topic guide contains practical advice for practitioners and for academics on assessment methodology and research areas to address.  

Ariel Fiszbein, Dena Ringold, and F. Halsey Rogers. 2011. Making Services Work: Indicators, Assessments and Benchmarking of the Quality and Governance of Public Service Delivery in the Human Development Sectors.  

This World Bank working paper makes the case for measuring governance policies and performance, and the quality of service delivery in health and education. It develops a framework for selecting and measuring a set of indicators and proposes options, drawing from new and innovative measurement tools and approaches. The paper proposes the adoption of a more systematic approach that will both facilitate the work of health and education policy makers and allow for cross-country comparisons and benchmarking.  

USAID. 2005. Tools for Assessing Corruption and Integrity in Institutions: A Handbook.  

This handbook was developed for practical field use. It outlines a methodology that provides reliable quantitative, qualitative and comparative information that can be used to design, implement and evaluate sector- or government agency-specific anti-corruption programmes. Steps in the methodology include reviewing available information, conducting an expert assessment, conducting quantitative surveys of users and government officials, and using the assessment findings to inform programme design. A series of annexes provide technical depth, as well as a model scope of work to implement the assessment.


Iñaki Albisu Ardigó; Marie Chêne


Matthew Jenkins

Contributing experts:

Umrbek Allakulov (Water Integrity Network)

Shaazka Beyerle (US Institute of Peace)

Simone Bloem (Center for Applied Policy)

Claire Grandadam (Water Integrity Network)

Jacques Hallak (Jules Verne University – Amiens)

Mihaylo Milovanovitch (Centre For Applied Policy)

Muriel Poisson (International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO)

Juanita Riano (Inter-American Development Bank)

Marc Y. Tassé (Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption)

Vítězslav Titl (University of Siegen)

Davide Torsello (Central European University Business School)

Patty Zakaria (Royal Roads University)



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