U4 Brief | Development cooperation

Collective donor responses: Barking or biting?

By Maja de Vibe and Nils Taxell
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2014:4) 4 p.

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In 2006, the OECD Development Assistance Committee Ministers of Development expressed a desire to move towards more effective collective responses to corruption. However, donors have continued to struggle with responding robustly to corruption cases. Donors cannot afford to continue to respond in a haphazard, inconsistent, and poorly planned fashion. Attention should be invested into how to respond to corruption cases in a manner that has a strategic focus beyond getting the money back. This means preparing a coordinated response; acting consistently and predictably; and maintaining a dialogue with multiple partners including non-state actors.

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