At U4, we work to reduce the harmful impact of corruption on society. We share research and evidence to help international development actors get sustainable results.
We have studied how corruption threatens development outcomes since 2003. Together with global research networks and practitioners, we pursue emerging topics and advance the anti-corruption field. U4 is a permanent centre at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Norway. CMI is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary research institute with social scientists specialising in development studies.
The U4 partners’ development agendas inspire our independent research. We apply academic rigour to explain the complex nature of corruption. We communicate practical entry-points for countering corruption – through dialogue, publications, online training, workshops, helpdesk, and innovation. Choose between a quick knowledge foundation and in-depth analysis – or have both.