TNRC eCourse Introduction to Corruption, Anti-Corruption and NRM | Anti-corruption Programming Checklist

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Targeting Natural Resource Corruption

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The Anti-Corruption Programming Checklist

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Strategy design

  • Have I layered strategies for prevention?
  • Have I layered strategies for enforcement?
  • Who are my allies across institutions and sectors?
  • Who might be my opponents across institutions and sectors?

Situational analysis

  • What: What corrupt actions are taking place that affect the objectives of my work?
  • Where: are they happening in the system? Which points are accessible to program interventions?
  • Who: Who is involved? What are their interests, values? Who could potentially affect the behavior of actors involved in corruption?
  • Why: What are the facilitating factors? What’s driving corrupt actions?
  • When designing interventions, consider what’s achievable in your context, and any unintended consequences. What constraints do reformers face (power differentials, lack of knowledge, etc.)? What resources do corrupt actors and reformers have to work with? Which points are accessible to program interventions?

Integrating anti-corruption into programming

We have three goals when applying an anti-corruption approach to a program:

In external programming, we aim to

1. Reduce the impact of corruption on development and objectives (situation or context analysis, program/project design, M&E)

    In managing internal risk, we aim to

    2. Do no harm

    3. Reduce institutional risks (project funds, reputations, etc.)

    4. Respond to day-to-day situations appropriately