This review documents the growing interest in accountability in the delivery of infrastructure projects. It provides a broad introduction to the three key concerns of the research, which are infrastructure services, corruption and accountability. The first section defines infrastructure services, identifies the stakeholders in infrastructure services and the outputs of these services. The second section explores a number of general themes around the issue of corruption, before moving on to give greater consideration to corruption in the delivery of infrastructure services. The final section of the review provides a theoretical discussion of accountability and the rationale for applying accountability to the delivery of infrastructure services. It also provides examples of how accountability can be applied to the delivery of infrastructure services. It is concluded that accountability for infrastructure services is an important research area and yet has not previously been fully explored.
Partnering to combat corruption series, WEDC, Loughborough University, UK, ISBN 978-1-84380-112-2, 76 pp.