Day Two: Session 4

Session 4 Empirical Tools for Governance and Corruption Analysis -How to use them for Public Sector Reform? -Lessons learnt

Coordinator: Juanita Riaño, Senior Programme Coordinator on Measuring Corruption, Transparency International
Date: Friday 17:00 to 19:00
Location: MC 3

Practitioners and researchers have increasingly focused on the link between governance and development. Novel cross-country empirical evidence indicates that poor governance and corruption can be harmful for the standard of living and the distribution of income among citizens, reducing income per capita, literacy, and increasing infant mortality. Furthermore, corruption and poor governance distort public expenditure and increase poverty reducing efficiency of investment. These findings on the relationship between poverty and poor governance have led to the proliferation of empirical tools designed to evaluate governance - from opinion pools to public sector expenditure tracking and in-depth diagnostic surveys. This workshop will present different measurement approaches and how they have been used to shape or push for public sector reforms.

Moderator: Joachim Nahem, United Nations Development Programme- Oslo Governance Centre.
Rapporteur: Inken Seltmann, Governance, Transparency International

Panellists:
Francesca Recanatini, Senior Economist and Coordinator, Anticorruption Group in Public Sector Governance Group, World Bank


Dr. Edward G. Hoseah, Director General the prevention and combating of Corruption Bureau - Tanzania

Lung Teng Hu, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy and Management, Shih Hsin University Taipei and Director of Knowledge Management, Transparency International Chinese Taipei

Jonathan Werve

E. Lavallée, Université Paris-Dauphine-LEDa and DIAL