OBJECTIVES OF GOVERNANCE AND ANTI-CORRUPTION DIAGNOSTICS
The GAC Country Diagnostic Surveys allow countries to measure and evaluate critical public sector governance issues to feed into participatory, targeted reform planning.
Ultimately the goal of the diagnostic is to improve the quality of public services by improving governance in personnel and resource management, access to services and citizen feedback mechanisms. The approach allows us to:
Unbundle corruption (administrative, state capture, bidding, theft of public resources, purchase of licenses) to define the problem;
Identify weak and strong institutions to determine the source of the problem;
Assess the costs of corruption to different stakeholders; and
Identify concrete and measurable ways to reduce those costs through targeted reforms.
The diagnostics use information gathered from a country‚Äôs own citizens, business people, NGOs, and public sector workers to diagnose governance vulnerabilities and suggest concrete approaches for fighting corruption. The use of rigorous statistical methods generates a quantifiable baseline which can be used to set targets and hold leadership accountable for reform progress.
TWO TYPES OF DIAGNOSTICS
Two types of GAC Diagnostics have been developed to assess governance and anti-corruption: (i) those which require a broad approach to assessing the GAC situation in a country and (ii) those which assess a particular sector within the broader GAC context.
(i) General Governance and Anti-Corruption Diagnostics
(ii) Sectoral Governance and Anti-Corruption Diagnostics