Developing anti-corruption interventions addressing social norms: Lessons from a field pilot in Tanzania

Baez-Camargo, Claudia. (2022) Developing anti-corruption interventions addressing social norms: Lessons from a field pilot in Tanzania. Working Paper, 40. Basel.

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This Working Paper provides guidance on developing anti-corruption interventions based on a Social Norms and Behaviour Change (SNBC) approach. Still a relatively nascent field, SNBC interventions typically address social norms that make corruption acceptable or expected, and attempt to influence behaviours away from corrupt practices. The guidance is based on lessons learned from a largely successful pilot project in Tanzania that targeted social norms fuelling bribery ("gift giving") in health facilities and attempted to change the behaviours of both health care providers and users away from exchanging gifts. Survey results showed a 14-44% decrease in gift-giving intentions, attitudes and positive beliefs among hospital users following the pilot intervention. The guidance covers: How to identify when a SNBC approach is suitable Essential background research needed to design anti-corruption SNBC interventions Frameworks to formulate theories of change Specific elements to build into SNBC interventions What practitioners should expect when embarking on an SNBC intervention Ways they can help build evidence and understanding of SNBC approaches in the anti-corruption field.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Fakultär assoziierte Institutionen > Zentrum für Afrikastudien Basel
09 Associated Institutions > Basel Institute on Governance
UniBasel Contributors:Baez-Camargo, Claudia
Item Type:Working Paper
Publisher:Basel Insititute on Governance
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Discussion paper / Internet publication
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