Anti-corruption Approaches in Sector Work

Sector specific anti-corruption approaches are necessary complements to general anti-corruption strategies. Here is a collection of information and lessons learned on how anti-corruption can effectively be mainstreamed into sectors.

This U4 Theme looks at tools and strategies that integrate anti-corruption in various sectors. The publications aim to assess what works, what does not, and why. However, evidence and operational guidance in this area is still limited. Therefore, U4 continues to explore this topic further. 

This U4 Theme aims to help with:

  1. Understanding the rationale and value of sector approaches for anti-corruption
  2. Demonstrating how corruption negatively affects sector activities
  3. Identifying sector specific corruption risks 
  4. Understanding how to integrate anti-corruption efforts into sector policies and strategies
  5. Raising awareness of the challenges and opportunities for integrating anti-corruption in sector work

Other sector-specific U4 Themes

Education Sector | Health Sector | Justice Sector | 
Natural Resources

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Unlocking local solutions to improve health and education

Local organisations are ubiquitous and bristling with ideas to engage citizens in holding their governments accountable for promises made on access to healthcare and education. A project by the Results for Development Institute (Transparency & Accountability Program) serves local organisations who work to collect data on public spending and public services, and share that information with their community so that they can collectively advocate to improve accountability and raise the quality of public services. In this video, project staff and board members explain the thinking behind the programme, and combine this with voices from the three short-form documentaries released this month that will become part of the programme participants' advocacy work in their own communities.

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Author: Phil Patsheza, UNDP
Release date: May 2013

Why work in sector matters?

After the 2010 MDG summit, the sectorial approach to fighting corruption became one of the top priorities in the UNDP Global Thematic Programme on Anti-Corruption for Development Effectiveness (PACDE). This fresh sectorial emphasis stemmed from a realization that substandard management and governance is a major bottleneck in achieving the MDGs. Moreover, public delivery sectors such as health and education account for the biggest share of national and state budgets and are thus especially susceptible to corruption. However, UNDP recognizes that any sectorial approach should not be isolated but part of a comprehensive anti-corruption agenda as in national anti-corruption strategies.

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Author: Plummer, Janelle (editor)
Release date: January 2012

Diagnosing Corruption in Ethiopia. Perceptions, Realities and the Way Forward for Key Sectors

This publication fulfills the first stage of the process through a set of
preliminary studies that map the nature of corruption in eight Ethiopian
sectors, focusing on three key objectives:
• Develop sector frameworks that enable mapping of the potential areas
of corruption on a sector-by-sector basis.
• Map the different forms and types of corrupt practices in the selected
sectors.
• Consider the higher-risk areas and identify appropriate sector or crosscutting
responses for government and other stakeholders.

This publication presents a set of preliminary studies that map the nature of corruption in eight Ethiopian sectors, focusing on three key objectives: (i) Develop sector frameworks that enable mapping of the potential areas of corruption on a sector-by-sector basis. (ii) Map the different forms and types of corrupt practices in the selected sectors.(iii) Consider the higher-risk areas and identify appropriate sector or crosscutting responses for government and other stakeholders.

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