Report in External Series | 2008
Corruption in Fragile States
Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Affairs (DIIS Policy Brief - Fragile Situations) 4 p.
- Confronting corruption is part and parcel of building legitimacy and public confidence in fragile states. Corruption creates instability and inefficiency. The tendencies to defer anti-corruption to “a later stage” therefore fail to ensure an essential component of stabilisation.
- A careful analysis of the political and social basis of corruption and potential drivers for change is essential. “Blueprints” of anti-corruption activities taken from other contexts could be harmful in fragile situations.
- Donor countries have a strong responsibility to safeguard their interventions (including business corporations and military operations) against corruption to avoid signalling tolerance for corruption.
Book | Sep 2019
Corruption, évitement fiscal, blanchiment dans le secteur extractif: de l'art de jouer avec le droit
U4 Issue | Sep 2019
Social accountability and water integrity: Learning from experiences with participatory and transparent budgeting in Ethiopia and Nepal
Birke Otto, Floriane Clement, Binayak Das, Hari Dhungana, Lotte Feuerstein, Girma Senbeta, Jasmina Van Driel
U4 Brief | Aug 2019
‘Kenyapowerless’ – Corruption as 'Problem Solving' in Kenya's Periphery
Festus Boamah, David Aled Williams