Until the 1990s, the donors took it upon themselves to deliver “products” such as dams, schools, and clinics. In the mid-90s increasing concerns about corruption both inside agency operations and in partner countries led to the coming of a new strand in the development industry – that of anti-corruption. Safeguarding aid and sponsoring governance initiatives has made development cooperation more complex and costly. The results have been mixed, at best. Lessons have, however, been learned during the past decade. Management of this knowledge has so far been unorganised, driven more by default and less by good design.
Fuente: Anti-corruption Resource Centre – U4