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Leveraging Transparency to Reduce Corruption

About LTRC

The Leveraging Transparency to Reduce Corruption project (LTRC) is a global initiative launched in 2017 by the Brookings Institution, with Results for Development (R4D) and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), to develop and disseminate leading practices for reducing corruption along the natural resource value chain that are grounded in rigorous evidence and field work.

LTRC is an action-research initiative that seeks to identify and advance discussion of evidence-informed transparency, accountability, and participation (TAP) policies and programs. We pilot adapted interventions in the extractives sector (one of the most corruption-challenged industries in the world) to tackle governance challenges identified by local and global stakeholders. LTRC scales up and rigorously evaluates the most promising strategies from among those pilots.

LTRC’s objectives are to increase stakeholder knowledge and understanding of the most effective ways to tackle corruption risks along the natural resource value chain, and to improve sustainable development outcomes through the reduction or prevention of corruption.

As part of LTRC’s efforts to contribute to the learning environment around TAP approaches, particularly in the natural resource space, we have developed a series of knowledge products.

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