Transparency International

This Anti-Corruption Helpdesk brief was produced in response to a query from one of Transparency International’s national chapters. The Anti-Corruption Helpdesk is operated by Transparency International and funded by the European Union


Do you know of any recent study linking anti-corruption and accountability (not necessarily in the humanitarian sector)?


We have been requested to contribute an article for the Humanitarian Accountability Report published by HAP on corruption in the humanitarian aid sector. In the humanitarian aid sector, there is a lack of hard evidence that accountability initiatives have a direct effect on reducing corruption.


1. Impact of horizontal accountability mechanisms

2. Impact of vertical accountability mechanisms

3. Impact of diagonal accountability mechanisms


This Helpdesk answer provides an overview of the literature linking various forms of accountability to the control of corruption.


Marie Chêne, Transparency International,
[email protected]



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