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Assessing Corruption Using Political Economy Approaches

EuropeAid Anti-corruption seminar 24-26 June, Brussels

Bossuyt, J. 2009. Assessing corruption : Using political economy approaches (in sectors). (ECDPM Presentation).

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What is political economy analysis? Political economy analysis is concerned with the interaction of political and economic processes in a society : the distribution of power and wealth between different groups and individuals and the processes that create, sustain and transform these relationships over time (OECD/DAC) can promote development effectiveness by contributing to an increased understanding of contextual factors into account is an essential tool for capturing informal realities “behind the façade” in governance matters (such as corruption). 

What do we mean by Governance? EuropeAid State’s ability to serve its people. Public functions carried out refers to rules, processes, behaviour, interests are articulated resources managed power exercised. 

The different dimensions of governance EuropeAid Governance clusters: Governance democratisation, human clusters rights, decentralisation, rule of law, governance principles, governance principles: transparency, accountability, core participation, inclusion, governance concerns.


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