Ep. 12 Social norms in the fight against corruption

There are informal rules of behaviour in every society, and sometimes these shared beliefs can drive corruption. This week, we answer the questions; What are social norms? Why is collective action in building our value systems important? and How can anti-corruption efforts be made significantly more effective through the social norms approach? Social Norms expert Dr. Leena Hoffman discusses with our Executive Director Onyi Ough.

Feranmi Adeola (Programme Associate, Step Up Nigeria), Dr Leena Hoffman (Associate Fellow, Chatham House) and Onyi Ough (Executive Director, Step Up Nigeria)

Written by Onyinye Ough

Onyinye Ough is a Nigerian international development practitioner specialising in anti- corruption and service delivery. Onyinye recognised that there was a problem in Nigeria with many corrupt practices having become culturally acceptable and sought to put together a book for children to help educate them on the impact of corruption. In 2018 she established the Nigerian based Non-Government Organisation ‘Step Up for Social Development and Empowerment’ (Step Up Nigeria) with the aim to help strengthen accountability on government delivery and tackle some of the corruption challenges.

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