Partnering to Combat Corruption in Infrastructure Services - A Toolkit.


This Toolkit evolved from the initial outputs of a DfID research project (case studies, a literature review, short case surveys and road shows). The first draft of the Toolkit was posted on the project webpage and comments were invited. The objective of this Toolkit is to propose a framework and tools geared to understanding, exploring and acting on corruption in the delivery of services. The scope of the work covers infrastructure services in urban and rural areas of developed and developing countries. The Toolkit is cross-sectoral in its approach, making it of relevance to those working on water supply, sanitation, drainage, roads and paving, transport, solid waste management, street lighting and housing sectors.

This Toolkit brings together, in a systematic way, a variety of individual tools, which support the process of combating corruption in infrastructure services. The tools themselves are synthesized from real world experience; derived from a review of literature, desk-based case surveys and country case studies. It takes the perspective of operators, regulators and service users, especially the poor. By taking these tools, and relating them systematically to various aspects of combating corruption, this Toolkit should fulfil the urgent need expressed by policy makers, professional staff, regulators and consumers.


WEDC, Loughborough University, UK, ISBN 978-1-84380-125-2, 228 pp.

Partnering to Combat Corruption in Infrastructure Services - A Toolkit.

Published 1 January 2007