Evidence-based policy-making for corruption prevention in Hong Kong: a bottom-up approach
Ian Scott and
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, 2015, vol. 37, issue 2, 87-101
Between 1976 and 1990, the Hong Kong government conducted an ambitious, and ultimately largely successful, campaign to change public attitudes towards corruption. Using a combination of publicity, survey research and extensive face-to-face civic engagement, the anti-corruption agency was able to devise a bottom-up approach for corruption prevention which provided policymakers with evidence to allocate resources in effective and targeted ways. This article draws on recently-released survey data and interviews with policymakers and officials to analyse the strengths and limitations of a bottom-up, evidence-based approach and to examine its implications for countries which are seeking more effective methods of corruption prevention.
References: View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:taf:rapaxx:v:37:y:2015:i:2:p:87-101
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Access Statistics for this article
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration is currently edited by Ian Thynne and Danny Lam
More articles in Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration from Taylor & Francis Journals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Chris Longhurst ().