...of Sectoral Anti-corruption Approaches in Harmony with IWRM
Corruption is both a cause as well as a result of poor water governance. To be effective, improving water governance requires the involvement of stakeholders from resource exploitation through regulation to consumption. Furthermore actors from other sectors have to be engaged, as manifested by the adoption of IWRM principles in many countries.
At the same time, the anti-corruption movement increasingly argues in favour of a sectoral approach to fighting corruption. Sectoral reforms can reinforce the effectiveness of general public administration and sector specific knowledge is critical to understand the risks, pressures, and resistance to reforms.
Also, leadership and public support may be stronger in some sectors compared to others. However, resistance to engage with actors from outside may affect the efficacy of promoting water integrity.
What are the advantages and limitations of using a sectoral approach to address water corruption ?
The role of the national governance context : Can ‘Islands of Integrity’ be created in countries with pervasive corruption levels? Can the water sector be a forerunner here?
The seminar will share lessons learned from a diverse set of water and non-water stakeholders with experiences from sectoral anti-corruption work. Active participation from the audience will be encouraged.
UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI and Water Integrity Network
Cap-Net UNDP and UNDP Global Anti-corruption Initiative