Good practice in donors’ anti-corruption strategies



Please provide examples of good practice in donors’ anti-corruption strategies, highlighting challenges and lessons learned both in terms of contents and development process.


In the last decade, several bilateral and multilateral donors have developed and revised agency wide anti-corruption strategies. Yet, there is no blueprint that emerged as the one optimal approach. The strategies emphasise to different degrees two overall goals: (i) to ensure the appropriate use of donor funds and resources; and (ii) to contribute to national anti-corruption efforts in their partner countries. To achieve this, measures have to address corruption risks within the donor’s organisational structure, its programme partners and the broader programme environment. Such efforts require mainstreaming anti-corruption throughout the whole programme portfolio, as well as setting up specific initiatives to support national efforts to prevent and counter corruption (both internally and externally).


Fagan, C.; Weth, F. Good practice in donors’ anti-corruption strategies. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2010) 11 pp. [U4 Expert Answer 261]

Good practice in donors’ anti-corruption strategies

Published 1 January 2010