Towards Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria: Evidence in Support of Connecting Society and Institutions

This project adopts an innovative approach to test for the existence of social norms of corruption around specific practices, groups and in specific areas in Nigeria.

The methodology also enables the identification of other drivers of corrupt. It assesses whether peoples’ beliefs around and responses to corruption are shaped by their peers, community or wider society.

Through careful evidence-gathering, this study will show how Nigerian society influences the types of corrupt activity individuals engage in or avoid and the factors that may inform these choices.

By uncovering social norms and other drivers of corruption, and tracking over time how these may or may not change, this project will establish whether and how beliefs and behaviours with regard to corruption are changing, and support the development of enhanced policy tools and programmatic interventions to further the effectiveness of anticorruption efforts.