Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) Programme

The British Academy is inviting proposals from researchers based anywhere in the world to develop interdisciplinary projects which enhance the development of more effective policies and interventions aimed at reducing corruption in developing countries.


This call for proposals provides an opportunity for the world’s best researchers to develop studies focusing on improving the evidence base on what works in reducing corruption in developing countries. Successful applicants will provide the operational evidence needed by DFID country offices and other policymakers to make a practical impact in reducing corruption; drive multidisciplinary approaches to developing and disseminating best practice through active stakeholder engagement; and support international collaboration and the development of research capacity.

Research Themes and Focus

This call is for research projects which address one or more of the following four themes:

a. International architecture and beneficial ownership
b. Commodity trading and potential responses
c. Promoting integrity and systems of integrity management in the public and private sectors
d. Corruption at different levels

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