UNDP’s Strategic Plan, “Changing with the World” (2014-2017) places particular attention on how to better deliver results and achieve the expected impact through its programmes. To contribute to this end and in line with this, the UNDP’s Global Anti-corruption Initiative (GAIN) has prioritized, as one of its main objectives, the strengthening of UNDP’s anticorruption programming. This is done by providing guidance on how to measure and assess, in a more reliable manner, the impact and results of anti-corruption interventions. This Guide responds to this objective. It presents a series of existing methodologies, tools and practices that have been used and validated by the anti-corruption community over the last few years, aiming to improve knowledge on how to make better sense of the progress in the fight against corruption. The Guide also intends to respond to the increasing demand from a wide range of stakeholders for updated guidance on the measurement of both corruption and its absence, specifically the phenomena of transparency, accountability, and integrity. There have been several innovations in measurement approaches since the first edition of this Guide was published in 2008. More importantly, there has been a sea change in opinion as to what is most pressing in the field. We have moved from a focus on objectively and precisely measuring corruption to a focus on measuring “around” corruption for good-enough data. There has also been a collective realization that there is much less evidence on the impact of anticorruption interventions than expected. Indeed, effectively measuring the impact of anti-corruption interventions means establishing reporting requirements and rigorous evaluation standards with quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods approaches.
Fuente: Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD)