Measuring Corruption in India: Work in Slow Progress

  • T. R. Raghunandan


While corruption has been thrust to the centre stage in India in recent years, no government institution has been entrusted the responsibility for measuring corruption or its effects. While civil society has focussed on the larger context of accountability in service delivery, their approach has been typically focussed narrowly on individual sectors or services. As India’s legal frameworks for tackling corruption are in a state of transition, it would be timely to translate the relatively higher energy in the evaluation of service delivery efforts into a more pointed effort to track corruption. The challenge is to develop a range of survey methodologies to measure corruption and build capacities to undertake these reliable measurements and record the changes over time in the character and nature of corruption in India.


Anti-corruption laws Civil society Corruption Government agencies Measurement Service delivery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. R. Raghunandan
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  1. 1.Avantika FoundationBengaluruIndia

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