Summer 2018

Getting to Accountability: A Framework for Planning & Implementing Anticorruption Strategies

Author
Matthew M. Taylor
Abstract
Historically, bursts of anticorruption policy do not translate into lasting success unless they are accompanied by a shift toward lasting accountability in state institutions. Matthew M. Taylor identifies the need to standardize this process of institutionalization. He presents an “accountability equation” (encompassing relationships between oversight, transparency, sanctions, and institutional effectiveness), which can be used to identify “transparency bottlenecks” and areas for institutional improvement in a number of sectors and contexts. Taylor emphasizes the importance of generating societal trust and conducting ongoing, iterative evaluations of viable solutions.
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