Transparency International

This Anti-Corruption Helpdesk brief was produced in response to a query from one of Transparency International’s national chapters. The Anti-Corruption Helpdesk is operated by Transparency International and funded by the European Union

Query

Can provide us with relevant materials that would help us design our intervention in monitoring aid and reconstruction in Lebanon?

Summary

Systemic corruption is known to cripple the ability of countries to respond to humanitarian emergencies. Often, in such contexts, aid meant for targeted beneficiaries are lost to kleptocratic networks and consumed by the political elite. While there is no magic formula for eliminating corruption in emergency responses and there are important dilemmas and trade-offs to be aware of when formulating anti-corruption policies, there are a number of best practices that may be applied to curb corruption in situations of humanitarian crisis.

Contents

  1. Background
  2. Best practices in monitoring aid and reconstruction
  • Different approaches
  • Monitoring implementation
  • Monitoring roles
  • Time scales

3. References

Caveat

The best practices listed in this answer are an illustrative indication of the various existing anti-corruption methods that may be customised according to contexts of operation.

Authors

Kaunain Rahman and Jorum Duri, tihelpdesk@transparency.org

Reviewer

Roberto Kukutschka, tihelpdesk@transparency.org

Date

12/10/2020

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