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The objectives of this ‘deep engagement’ first workshop were to identify the main corruption problems in Palestine, and to develop collective donor responses to the these. The first day concentrated on corruption in Palestine, with invited local experts; the second day on donor responses and cooperation.

The workshop took a ‘systemic’ perspective on corruption, making a distinction between the manifestations of corruption and the deeper roots that may sustain corruption. A systemic perspective implies that rather than being the result of absence of or weaknesses in the integrity institutions, corruption persists due to some underlying and inter-connected dynamics, meaning anti-corruption policies should be, in part, identify and address these root causes.