Webinar: Addressing bribery in health services through a social norms approach

This presentation will discuss the findings from a pilot intervention tested in Tanzania to address bribery practices in Tanzanian health facilities.

Webinar: Addressing bribery in health services through a social norms approach

Addressing bribery in health services through a social norms approach

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This presentation, is organised by our Thematic Working Action on Accountability and Anti-corruption for SDGs (TWG AAA) group. It will discuss the findings from a pilot intervention tested in Tanzania to address bribery practices in Tanzanian health facilities. The project was designed based on research that indicated that bribery practices are fuelled by expectations that a bribe or gift is instrumental in building a personal relationship that will subsequently facilitate expedited services and other privileges. The intervention also tested a network approach based on the expectation that anti-bribery messages will be better accepted when they come from a close, trusted contact from one’s own social networks. Based on this idea, the intervention tested a peer-led approach. The findings suggest that understanding and incorporating social norms into corruption prevention programming and considering that the beliefs and behaviours prevalent in our social networks matter can be very effective.

Background

For more information on the pilot intervention, please consult the following article:

Camargo, C. B. (2023, March). Research case study 1: Targeting corrupt behaviours in a tanzanian hospital: A social norms approach. Basel Institute on Governance.

Panellists

Dr. Claudia Baez Camargo, Head of Public Governance, Basel Institute on Governance. Dr. Claudia Baez-Camargo is an anti-corruption expert leading academic research and technical assistance programs that seek to prevent and combat corruption in various countries around the globe. Claudia’s work brings together academic research and technical assistance with the goal of promoting anti-corruption approaches that are context-sensitive and address relevant drivers of corruption. Among other areas, she has conducted extensive research on how behavioural factors, such as those associated with social norms and mental models, can impact anti-corruption outcomes. Claudia also works with a broad range of interested stakeholders on consultancy projects aimed at developing context-sensitive strategies to prevent corruption in the public sector.

Claudia holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Notre Dame, USA and a graduate degree in economics from the University of Cambridge, England.

Dr. Richard Sambaiga, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Dar es Salam. Dr. Richard Sambaiga is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Basel in Switzerland. His research interests include anti-corruption, security, systems of knowledge production and dissemination, health, social transformation, youth, and gender. He has participated in designing and executing several research and consultancy projects in East Africa.

About the organizer: Action on Accountability and Anti-corruption for SDGs Thematic Working Group

The Action on Accountability and Anti-corruption for SDGs Thematic Working Group focuses on understanding the drivers of poor accountability and corruption within health systems and the systemic structures that allow them to thrive. We encourage new members to join and contribute to our community of practice. To learn more about our working group and get involved, click here.

6 responses to “Webinar: Addressing bribery in health services through a social norms approach”

  1. Such bold steps will ultimately bring positive changes not only in Tanzanian health system but will also have affects on other such nepotism practices around the globe

  2. Chin says:

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  3. George Jobe says:

    This is a good development > I look forward to hearing more on the topic. Bribery, or informal payments, in public health facilities is becoming common even in my country, Malawi.

  4. George Jobe says:

    Bribery payments or informal payments are becoming a big challenge in the health sector, even in my country, Malawi in Africa

  5. Chaimaa Amaghdour says:

    I want receive a webinar

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