ACE is delighted to publish our founding analysis of the political and economic context to anti-corruption efforts, both historically and today, in the three countries where the ACE programme will engage: Tanzania, Nigeria and Bangladesh.
The Working Papers, written by Prof Mushtaq Khan, Dr Antonio Andreoni, and Dr Pallavi Roy, set out our starting point for choosing the sectors and strategies where ACE will engage, by delving deep into how the balance of power influences corruption, and efforts to curb it. Using ‘political settlement analysis’, the papers contribute a detailed and nuanced understanding of the distribution of power in Nigeria, Bangladesh and Tanzania, focusing in particular on how ruling organisations maintain their position and respond to challenges to the political settlement.
They go on to use this analysis, together with an understanding of the drivers of economic growth in each country, and the background on existing anti-corruption laws and agencies, in order to focus on strategic opportunities for new efforts on anti-corruption. This analysis sets the scene for the over 40 research projects now underway in Nigeria, Bangladesh and Tanzania through the ACE consortium.
This Working Paper, by Prof Mushtaq Khan, analyses the political and economic context to anti-corruption efforts in Bangladesh, both historically and today.
This Working Paper, by Dr. Pallavi Roy, analyses the political and economic context to anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria, both historically and today.
This Working Paper, by Dr. Antonio Andreoni, analyses the political and economic context to anti-corruption efforts in Tanzania, both historically and today.
Irregularities, informal practices, and the motivation of frontline healthcare providers in Bangladesh
An ACE Working Paper presenting a literature review of irregular health practices in Bangladesh, and strategies to tackle them.
A Working Paper examining the dynamics of corruption and rule-breaking in West African and Nigerian health systems.
In this working paper, Dr Antonio Andreoni discusses potential reforms in the vocational skills training sector in Tanzania.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of Nigeria has been one of the more vocal - and at times controversial - anti-corruption agencies in Africa. This Working Paper seeks to analyse the effect...
Strengthening accountability for better health outcomes through understanding health system bottlenecks: insights from Tanzania
This literature review from Tanzania reviews evidence of corruption in the Tanzanian health sector, the wider policy context and the impact of current approaches to combatting rule-bending and rule-br...