Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Advocacy and Legal Advice Centers

Corruption is a significant concern, especially for developing nations. Evidence indicates that high levels of corruption can have negative political, social, and economic repercussions — all contributing to low levels of growth of gross domestic product. This report evaluates the effect of Advocacy and Legal Advice Centers as an anticorruption strategy through the method of cost-benefit analysis. The analysis suggests that ALACs are an extremely cost-effective method of reducing corruption. Presentation slides

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in International Public Affairs, Public Affairs 860, taught by Melanie Manion in Spring 2010
  • Author(s): Jonathan Hoechst, Rebecca McAtee, Jonathan McBride, and Ulrike Nischan
  • Client Name: Transparency International