Case Study Database Section

This initiative has prompted a series of in-depth case studies based on field visits to different Anti-Corruption Authorities (ACAs).  These case studies allow anti-corruption practitioners and international actors to have more detailed information on the experiences and challenges faced by ACAs in carrying out their mandate and the progress made thus far.  The World Bank has taken the lead in the conduct of the case studies. Due to the high expense associated with the creation and execution of case studies, the selection of target ACAs has been done by pairing them with other similar ongoing projects at the World Bank. The team assigned to conduct the case studies aims to visit and collect information through diagnostic surveys, interviews with ACAs division management personnel, domestic anti-corruption experts and representatives from academia and non-governmental organizations. This diagnostic survey gathers data on institutional factors that may affect the effectiveness of the agency. It consists of 43 questions and has four substantive segments:

  1. Legal Environment – this section focuses on gathering information about the main anti-corruption law adopted.
  2. Institutional Environment – this section of the survey aims to gather information about institutional infrastructure by examining the agency’s institutional structure, mandate, employment, system, style and strategy.
  3. Resource Mobilization- this section aims to identify resource allocation and budget autonomy.
  4. Social Environment – this section aims to identify the relationship between the agency and its citizens.