This article reviews aspects of the literature on Anti-Corruption Agencies or Commissions (ACC) and sets the context for its empirical research into five African countries, i.e. Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Rapidly rising attention to the quality of governance in developing countries is driving explosive growth in the use of governance indicators by international investors, donors of official development assistance, development analysts and academics.
The Development Cooperation Manual (DCM) of the Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a quality assurance tool, which describes key principles, procedures and standard working methods in different phases of a programme cycle.
The foundation of the work of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) to counteract corruption is its anti-corruption regulation of May 4 2001. This booklet details this anticorruption regulation and gives practical advice on how to implement it.