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Survey techniques to measure and explain corruption

Ritva Reinikka () and Jakob Svensson

No 3071, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank

Abstract: Reinikka and Svensson demonstrate that, with appropriate survey methods and interview techniques, it is possible to collect quantitative micro-level data on corruption. Public expenditure tracking surveys, service provider surveys, and enterprise surveys are highlighted with several applications. While often broader in scope, these surveys permit measurement of corruption at the level of individual agents, such as schools, health clinics, or firms. They also permit the study of mechanisms responsible for corruption, including leakage of funds and bribery, as data on corruption can be combined with other data collected in these surveys.

Keywords: ICT Policy and Strategies; Public Health Promotion; Health Monitoring&Evaluation; Decentralization; Corruption&Anitcorruption Law; Health Monitoring&Evaluation; Governance Indicators; National Governance; TF054599-PHRD-KYRGYZ REPUBLIC: WATER MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT; ICT Policy and Strategies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003-06-30
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