Collective donor responses: Barking or biting?
In 2006, the OECD Development Assistance Committee Ministers of Development expressed a desire to move towards more effective collective responses to corruption. However, donors have continued to struggle with responding robustly to corruption cases. Donors cannot afford to continue to respond in the haphazard, inconsistent, and poorly planned fashion. Attention should be invested into how to respond to corruption cases in a manner that has a strategic focus beyond getting the money back. This means preparing a coordinated response; acting consistently and predictably; and maintaining a dialogue with multiple partners including non-state actors.
de Vibe, M.; Taxell, N. Collective donor responses: Barking or biting? U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2014) 4 pp. [U4 Brief, March 2014:4]