The ACC of Bhutan, over the years have learnt from the public and the beneficiaries of the infrastructures facilities that there is certain degree of policy corruption at the government (elected) level as well as in the Bhutanese bureaucracy system. Recognizing this fact, the ACC decided to study the level of policy corruption in the system. APECS consultant assisted ACC to carrying out comprehensive study by developing appropriate research methodology and engaging parliamentarians and the various levels of bureaucrats. The findings were aimed at modifying the loop holes and address the systemic problem in the governance.
Following were the major scope of the assignment:
• Develop a final research proposal outlining the philosophical underpinnings, scope, objectives, research questions, research design and methodology, analysis and final outcome and issues;
• Develop a project management plan including engagement and capacity development of National Team members.
• Develop and finalized research instruments (for desk research, quantitative and qualitative methods) and develop capacity of the team members in the above areas;
• Analyze data including determining causes of corruption, evaluating the costs of corruption through appropriate analysis and develop capacity of team members on appropriate analysis techniques including quantitative and qualitative skills and use of appropriate software; and
• Developed Capacity of the National Research Team in terms of research methodology, data analysis with special focus on corruption research and policy analysis.