Identifying and dealing with corruption in natural resource management
Corruption tends to be prevalent in developing countries that are richly endowed with natural resources. This project provides a brief guide for donors on the links between natural resources and corruption, and suggests ways in which donors can address the problem. Two sets of recommendations are made. Firstly, natural resource endowments may cause corruption. To mitigate this effect donor should take a holistic view of corruption, avoid fuelling rent-seeking activities, and look for commitment to reform in resource rich partner countries. Secondly, corruption in the natural resource management (NRM) system reduces the development impact of resources. Donors should address corruption in the NRM system by promoting good concessions and negotiations practices, transparent and accountable revenue management, and by helping curtail petty corruption in monitoring and enforcement.
The Mozambique hidden loans case: An opportunity for donors to demonstrate anti-corruption commitment
David Aled Williams
Will REDD+ safeguards mitigate corruption? Qualitative evidence from Southeast Asia
Aled Williams, Kendra Dupuy
The Journal of Development Studies