Tackling petty corruption through social norms theory: lessons from Rwanda
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Original versionBergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2021:2) 33 p.
Despite Rwanda’s implementation of a ‘zero tolerance for corruption’ strategy, taxi motorcyclists working in Kigali continue to deal with corrupt security officers and police officers. Yet, the use of social norms theory can be a very effective tool in analysing collective action problems, and defining strategies to modify behaviours or interactions. It reveals how power games, structural aspects, or interdependencies may perpetuate corrupt practices.