This U4 Brief looks at how corruption can manifest itself when it comes to institutional reform in the water sector, providing examples illustrating the actors and processes involved. An underlying premise is that corruption is persistent and manifests itself dynamically, challenging any pursuit of an ideal set of institutional arrangements. It suggests that more effort should be focused on effective regulation and oversight in order to address corruption. It examines how donor support to water sector institutional reform might potentially open space for corrupt practices and how donors can minimise or prevent these risks. Literature on institutional reform and corruption in the water sector is limited at best and the findings of this Brief should therefore be considered preliminary. Further research is needed to explore the impact of different types of institutional reforms on corruption

Fuente: Anti-corruption Resource Centre – U4

Año: 2009

Idioma: Inglés