Innovations for Successful Societies (ISS) is among eight organizations to receive funding from the British Academy as part of its £4 million global anti-corruption research scheme in partnership with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development.
These eight research teams will focus primarily on countries where corruption is a major constraint (including Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Bangladesh). The researchers will also draw lessons from anti-corruption efforts from other countries across the world. All eight projects will identify new initiatives that can help developing countries tackle corruption and the negative impact it has on millions of people’s lives.
ISS, which is directed by Jennifer Widner, professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, will focus on “Corruption Prevention: Strategic Challenges, Tactical Solutions.” The team will develop five case studies in three new lines of research: sustaining anti-corruption reform in land registries, effective national follow-through in United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-mandated national anti-corruption strategies and the development of robust natural resource certification schemes.
More information about the funded projects can be found here.