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Working towards more effective collective donor responses to corruption: Background study of how donors have responded to corruption in practice
Justine Davila et al.
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In 2006, the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Ministers of Development expressed a desire to move towards more effective collective responses to governance issues, particularly as regards corruption. In 2007 the OECD Policy Paper on Anti-Corruption “Setting an Agenda for Collective Action” proposed developing a voluntary code of conduct for co-ordinated donor responses to deteriorating corruption contexts. The DAC Network on Governance (GOVNET) was tasked with producing a framework for joint responses. To inform this work the Anti-corruption Task Team (ACTT) of the GOVNET commissioned this retrospective study of how donors have responded to corruption in practice in the past, so as to understand better the opportunities, constraints and incentives for more effective collective responses and to establish principles on which a draft code of conduct could be based.
Three case study locations were selected by the ACTT – Afghanistan, Indonesia and Mozambique. These countries were selected to ensure coverage of a range of corruption “situations”, different donor architectures, different aid delivery mechanisms, varying degrees of donor harmonisation and a geographical spread of countries in Africa and Asia, including one conflict or post-conflict state. Each case study led to a set of recommendations that are intended to be of use beyond the specific country context and inform development of a code of conduct for collective donor responses.