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Corruption and Development: Counting Results Not Receipts

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm


Charles Kenny, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development


Amanda Glassman, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Charles Kenny's latest book, Results Not Receipts: Counting the Right Things in Aid and Corruption. This work illustrates a growing problem: an important and justified focus on corruption as a barrier to development has led to policy change in aid agencies that is damaging the potential for aid to deliver results. Donors have treated corruption as an issue they can measure and improve, and from which they can insulate their projects at acceptable costs by controlling processes and monitoring receipts. Results Not Receipts highlights the weak link between donors’ preferred measures of corruption and development outcomes related to our limited ability to measure the problem. It discusses the costs of the standard anti-corruption tools of fiduciary controls and centralized delivery, and it suggests a different approach to tackling the problem of corruption in development: focus on outcomes.

The discussion will be followed by an informal reception.


Related Experts

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Executive Vice President of CGD, CEO of CGD Europe, and Senior Fellow
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Director of Technology and Development and Senior Fellow

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Tuesday, June 20
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.