U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre

This Anti-Corruption Helpdesk brief was produced in response to a query from a U4 Partner Agency. The U4 Helpdesk is operated by Transparency International in collaboration with the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute.


Can you please provide a literature review of the evidence that corruption is linked with poverty; that corruption is linked with conflict; and of the impact of corruption on donor interventions?


1. Corruption and exclusion/poverty

2. Corruption and war/fragility

3. Corruption’s effect on donors’ interventions


This paper compiles publicly available articles and academic papers examining the link between corruption and exclusion/poverty and between corruption and war/instability. It also features a number of articles on the effects of corruption on donor interventions for which there is only limited available information.


Sofia Wickberg, Transparency International, [email protected]




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