The programme

GI-ACE supports 14 research partners around the world in generating new evidence that policy makers, practitioners, and advocates can use to design and implement more effective anti-corruption programmes. GI-ACE is part of the ongoing DFID-funded Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) research programme and the complement to a parallel programme led by SOAS University of London. GI-ACE builds on an earlier phase of the programme that ran from 2015 to 2018.

Focus of the research

Our research focuses on innovative and practice-oriented projects, covering three priority areas:

  • The international architecture that supports corrupt exchanges
  • Integrity systems in the public and private sectors
  • Tackling corruption at sub-national and sectoral levels

For more information, click on the projects below.


The programme will produce outstanding research that helps decision-makers address and solve real corruption problems, such as how to identify malfeasance in public procurement, deterring the theft of medicinal drugs, or determining whether ethics training can reduce corruption in the public sector.

GI-ACE supports learning, communications and engagement across all of our projects, and between researchers and practitioners across the world.

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