Our country is currently reviewing its disclosure policy and system of corruption investigations (current, pending and resolved) related to its development activities. We would like to get more information on how the other bilateral and multilateral donors are publicly disclosing corruption investigations and cases involving development assistance. Please provide current and good practice examples of other donors’ public disclosure policies and systems.
There is no one standard for how information is disclosed about current and closed corruption cases that donor agencies deal with. This is true for both bilateral and multilateral donors. Much of the decision is framed by policies that exist on data protection, access to information, and whistleblower protection. As a result, even a zero-tolerance policy on corruption does not guarantee case disclosure.
Fagan, C. Review of donor disclosure policies of corruption cases. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2013) 9 pp. [U4 Expert Answer 366]