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Building Donors’ Integrity Systems: Background Study on Development Practice

This report presents the initial findings of a project to gather information on the integrity practices of development agencies, conceived as a foundational step toward consideration of an OECD guideline or standard on integrity for development co-operation actors. It builds on aid donors’ growing recognition of the threats that corruption poses to development results and on the momentum to address these threats more completely, as evidenced by frameworks such as the UN Convention Against Corruption, the 1996 DAC Recommendation on Anti-Corruption Proposals for Bilateral Aid Procurement, the OECD Recommendation of the Council on Bribery and Officially Supported Export Credits, the 2007 DAC Policy and Principles on Anti-Corruption and other instruments.

14 September 2015
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Building Donors’ Integrity Systems: Background Study on Development Practice

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Hart, E.; (2015) Building Donors’ Integrity Systems: Background Study on Development Practice. Bergen: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Report null)

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Elizabeth Hart

Liz Hart is an international development practitioner with more than twenty years of experience in analysing governance and corruption challenges and designing and implementing efforts to address them. She currently leads the Targeting Natural Resource Corruption (TNRC) project at the World Wildlife Fund. TNRC works to strengthen anti-corruption knowledge and practice in natural resource management and conservation, toward the larger goal of reducing the threats that corruption poses to fisheries, forests and wildlife. In addition to a 14-year career with USAID, Liz was formerly the director of the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre and an active consultant in governance, anti-corruption and development. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Princeton University in the USA.


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