Improving the framework? Institutional reform and corruption in the water sector
French version: Améliorer la structure ? Réforme institutionnelle et corruption dans le secteur de l'eau
It has been recognised that the world’s failure to provide many of its citizens with access to water and sanitation is an issue of governance, and institutional reforms have been a constant feature in the drive for better sector performance. Reducing corruption is sometimes one of the objectives of decentralisation, privatisation, harmonisation and other reforms, but it is often not considered directly. Since institutional reforms may either reduce or even worsen corruption, it is important to include corruption risk assessments and mitigation measures in planning such interventions.
See the theme pages on the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre.
Shadow Value Chains: Tracing the link between corruption, illicit activity and lootable natural resources from West Africa
Åse Gilje Østensen, Mats Stridsman
The global participation backlash: Implications for natural resource initiatives
Trading in corruption: Evidence and mitigation measures for corruption in the trading of oil and minerals
Olivier Longchamp, Nathalie Perrot
Digitizing the landscape: Technology to improve integrity in natural resource management
Kendra Dupuy,Per Aarvik
Integrity based approaches: combining rewards and sanctions works best
Guillaume Nicaise, David Jackson, Matthew Jenkins
Provincial variations and entrepreneurialism in the development of China’s Distant Water Fisheries (2011–2020)
U4 Director: “How I think when I talk about anti-corruption: porridge and berries, priors and biases”
Peter J. Evans