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News Publication: Sealing water aid against corruption: donor interventions, donor responsibilities

Corruption in the development sector has been a ‘no issue’ until the beginning 1990’s. It was being assumed that safeguards and controls are put in place somehow and corruption may cause - in the worse case – costs on top of development aid projects. Evidence has been gathered since that the lack of access to clean water supply, sanitation and sustainable ecological development is not a lack of natural resources nor of technical solutions: It is a crisis of governance. Grit Martinez, Fellow at Ecologic, and Kathleen Shordt elaborate the role and responsibilities of donors in the fight against corruption in the water sector.

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News type Inbrief
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Source of information Ecologic
Geographical coverage International
News date 21/07/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH