Ethics

Learn about ethical obligations and how to develop and implement ethical standards amongst donors, the public and private sectors, civil society and the media.

High standards of ethics are expected in development operations. Individuals need guidelines on ethical conduct from how to deal with conflicts of interest to how to be a whistleblower if they witness wrongdoing. Organisations need policies that regulate integrity in finances, recruitment, discipline and decision-making. Ethics policies are a key part of anti-corruption efforts to build integrity.

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Author: Wrong, M.
Release date: June 2009

It's our turn to eat: The story of a Kenyan whistle-blower

Corruption fighters are contradictory figures, loved by what they stand for and hated by what they challenge. Michela Wrong’s account of the story of John Githongo, a Kenyan corruption fighter, explores both sides. But it goes further. It is an important read for international donors because it unveils the somewhat upsetting role played by them in the anti-corruption game. As with any view, Wrong’s stance is just one among many opinions on the issue of the international development cooperation involvement on corruption issues. But it is a good starting point for reflection.

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Author: UN Secretariat
Release date: September 2008

People Matter: Civic Engagement in Public Governance

This document presents a picture of the evolution of current governance challenges,especially from the point of view of the countries themselves in their respective efforts to broaden and deepen socio-economic development. The report also makes the case for greater civic engagement in public governance.

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