Robert Klitgaard is a scholar-activist who helps leaders create transformative changes in policy and management. His nine books have been translated into 18 languages and have guided researchers and policymakers around the globe. The Christian Science Monitor has called him “the world’s leading expert on corruption.”

His hands-on workshops have inspired leaders around the world with the best international data, models, and examples. Bob’s recent partners range from environmental nonprofits to Supreme Audit Authorities; from the IMF to the OECD; from the Government of Sonora, Mexico, to the Institute of Directors in Thailand; from the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Austria to the Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies in Bhutan.

​​Robert Klitgaard

What I Do:

Bob gives speeches frequently to governments, international organizations, businesses, and civil society organizations around the world. He has spoken to cabinet members, legislators, superintendents and principals, leaders in the justice sector, social sector pioneers, mayors and governors, and many business groups. He also gives lectures and leads seminars at leading universities and think tanks.  

Bob consults with leaders in government, business, and civil society. Because many of his books are practically oriented, his workshops are designed to bring his path-breaking work to life. His highly participatory methods provide leaders with the quantitative data, models, and concrete examples, not to copy but to inspire. Formats vary from day-long “convenings” of top leaders to several-day workshops designed to help participants address their challenges in new and practical ways. 

Bob also engages in longer-term consulting projects. The boldest example is Turning Point, where Bob has assembled a group of anti-corruption experts from around the world to help governments diagnose the challenges, create a strategy, implement, and share their progress. Click Here to learn More about Turning Point.