Anti-corruption interventions face a specific set of challenges in post-conflict settings. Countries emerging from conflict are often characterised by endemic corruption, low state legitimacy, low state capacity, weak rule of law, wavering levels of political will and high levels of insecurity. Corruption opportunities abound in such context, through the combination of weak institutions and governance structures, low absorption capacity, donors’ pressure to disburse and massive inflows of foreign aid.
In the absence of practical guidance and documented evidence of best practices, donors need to develop an understanding of the local context as well as how to
fight corruption in a given context and at different stages of the state-building process to design anticorruption interventions that will not jeopardise the fragile peace-building process.
Fuente: Anti-corruption Resource Centre – U4