Sofie Arjon

Senior Adviser


I’m a social scientist, leading U4's work on corruption and anti-corruption measures in the justice sector, including anti-corruption agencies and special courts. I also coordinate U4’s in-country workshops.

Before coming to Bergen and U4 in 2013, I was an adviser for the Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia. I also worked for the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in Jakarta as an integrated expert. The KPK was the subject of my PhD thesis that I completed in 2012 at the Department of Management and Marketing and the Asian Law Centre at the University of Melbourne, Australia. I hold a Master’s degree in Southeast Asian studies, business and economics, and sociology from the University of Passau, Germany.

Over the years as a U4 adviser, I’ve had the fortune to do workshops and short-term assignments in many countries, including Afghanistan, Benin, Bhutan, Cambodia, Kenya, Kosovo, Malawi, Nepal, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, and Zambia.

You can see all my recent publications on the CMI profile page.


    Recent work

    • Publication | U4 Issue
      International and regional integrity standards for the justice system

      19 Aug 2021

      Integrity standards can inform institutional system design and reform. It can also guide institutional relationships and justice sector actors’ ethical behaviour.

      Justice sector
    • Publication | U4 Issue
      Pemberantasan korupsi di sektor kehutanan

      12 Nov 2020

      Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi Indonesia telah berhasil menuntut pejabat pemerintahan dan eksekutif senior perusahaan di sektor swasta atas pelanggaran hukum yang terkait dengan sektor kehutanan di Indonesia. Namun, kasus korupsi yang ditangani oleh KPK tersebut masih memerlukan investigasi yang lebih dalam terhadap perusahaan-perusahaan yang mendapatkan keuntungan dari proses perizinan ilegal dan menyita seluruh hasil dari tindak kejahatannya.

      Justice sector
    • Publication | U4 Issue
      Tackling forestry corruption in Indonesia

      12 Nov 2020

      The Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission has successfully prosecuted government and senior company officials for offences related to the forestry sector. It needs yet to investigate the companies benefiting from the illegal licenses, and seize all proceeds of crime.

      Natural resources and energy
    • Article | Resources
      Anti-corruption court legislation for 27 countries

      8 Jun 2020

      An increasing number of countries have a special judicial body with a substantial focus on corruption-related cases. Find out more about each specialised anti-corruption court worldwide.

      Anti-corruption courts

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