International Development

Corruption is a barrier to development, which exacerbates poverty and inequality. International aid is integral to efforts to combat corruption. We at CSC use our expertise to study these institutions as well as working with them to further their anti-corruption agenda.

 Recent Published Research 

Hamill, H., Dávid-Barrett, E., Mshana, G., Mwanga, J., and Hampshire, K.A. (2021) Monitoring, reporting and regulating medicine quality: tensions between theory and practice in TanzaniaBMJ Global Health

Dávid-Barrett, E., M. Fazekas, O. Hellmann, L. Mark, C. McCorley. (2020) Controlling Corruption in Development Aid: New Evidence from Contract-Level DataStudies in Comparative International Development 55/4: 481-515.

Dávid-Barrett, E. and M. Fazekas. (2020) Anti-Corruption Interventions in Development Aid: Is Corruption Reduced or Merely Displaced? World Development.

David-Barrett, E., A. Murray, J. Polvi and R. Burge. (2020) Evaluating Anti-Corruption Agencies: Learning from the CaribbeanJournal of Development Effectiveness 12/1:74-88.

Cvetanoska, L (2019) Corruption, democracy and (non-development): The role of the European Union (with Inn Kubbe). Handbook on Democracy and Development. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Hough, D (2017) International Approaches to Tackling CorruptionFrontiers of Law in China, 12 (3), 2017: 339-354.

Dávid-Barrett, E. and K. Okamura. (2016)  Reputation and Norm Diffusion: The Rise of the Extractive Industries Transparency InitiativeGovernance 29/2: 227-246

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  • Current research
    Liljana Cvetanoska

    The Role of the EU in Corruption Control in its Member States and Candidates for Accession: the limits of the EU anti-corruption policies and the restraints that domestic factors impose on the effectiveness of EU’s anti-corruption conditionality; focus on corruption and the misuse of EU funds and the newly created European Public Prosecution Office

    Dr Shahrzad Fouladvand

    Human Trafficking, Corruption and Corporate Complicity: examining criminal justice aspects of corruption, and public sector complicity (whether direct or indirect) in relation to both internal and international human trafficking; also examining the extent to which co-operation is possible or desirable with criminal justice agencies tainted by corruption, whether outside the EU or within it, with a particular focus on Albania.

    PhD students

    Elena Gorianova
    Non-implementation Issues in Transitional Countries; Environmental Regulation of the Oil Industry in Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan (funded by the Economic and Social Research Council)

    Yves Gazihi Sibo
    International Cooperation in Criminal Matters: A Case Study of the East African Community