The introduction of ‘new' aid modalities - and in particular general budget support - has increased the interest in the relationship between corruption and aid modalities. This U4 Issue reviews the information that theory and empirical studies provide on the prevalence of corruption in relation to various aid modalities, the degrees to which corruption distorts the developmental impact of different aid modalities, and whether aid modalities affect the governance environment and corruption in a country differently. It concludes that the choice of aid modality will not affect aid allocation nor accountability in countries with relatively low levels of aid, regardless of the level of corruption. With high aid dependency, however, donors have some more control over aid allocation with project than with budget support. Where this is the case, and corruption is high, there are strong reasons for not choosing budget support as an aid modality.
Les fondements de l'intégrité dans la passation des marchés
Kari K. Heggstad, Mona Frøystad
Responding to the challenges of supreme audit institutions: Can legislatures and civil society help?
Albert van Zyl, Vivek Ramkumar, and Paolo de Renzio
Curbing grand corruption in ethnically plural societies. The role of corporate responsibility
Justifiable energy injustices? Exploring institutionalised corruption and electricity sector “problem-solving” in Ghana and Kenya
Festus Boamah, David Aled Williams, Joana Afful
Energy Research and Social Science
A case study on corrupt practices in Rwanda provides useful lessons