Making anti-corruption real: using a ‘Power Capabilities and Interest Approach’ to stop wasting money and start making progress - Khan and Roy (2022)


The paper argues for a move away from a principal-agent approach to anti-corruption and in favour of a more horizontal colective action-focused approach. It suggests that anti-corruption should focus on areas where it is feasible and can have impact. The authors argue that the most promising areas of feasible and high-impact anti-corruption are usually to be found at the sectoral level. The authors further suggest that there are many opportunities to enhance and create effective horizontal checks in sectors where anti-corruption can also improve development and welfare.