This Practice Insight describes the Norwegian Embassy’s decision in 2006 to independently evaluate their long-term support to the Management of Natural Resources Programme in Tanzania. A review of several projects suggested that millions of dollars provided by the Norwegian government may have been lost through corruption and mismanagement. How did development partners fail to notice – for years – widespread corruption in the natural resources programme? Explanatory factors include inadequate analysis of the sector’s political economy, future-oriented strategies and plans from the donor side, over-reliance on the government’s financial management systems, report-based evaluations by interested parties, and the ‘pipeline problem’ common in development aid.
Fuente: Anti-corruption Resource Centre – U4