Do you know of any experiences or approaches to tackle corruption in natural resource management effectively on a local level? What options exist to support anti-corruption effectively on the local level without putting relations with existing government structures at risk?
As is the case with other resource sectors, the most effective way of combating petty corruption in farming and fisheries appears to be through strengthening transparency and accountability. At the local level, this can be achieved through greater public disclosure of official documents, changes to the governance structures of the sectors and the use of e-governance. Improving working conditions of local government institutions, raising salaries and developing a culture of ethical integrity are also important steps in removing the opportunity and need for local level corruption.
Butterworth, J. Dealing with petty corruption in fishing and small-scale farming. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2011) 8 pp. [U4 Expert Answer 267]