Blog post

Zero tolerance of corruption in international aid

By Arne Strand (last update: 3 May 2020)

Arne Strand — Director at the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, and Deputy Director at Chr. Michelsen Institute.

In international aid, donors apply zero tolerance for corruption both in practice and as an important principle. But agencies adopt different approaches. In some developing countries, corruption is so widespread that it is difficult to avoid — even with the best intentions and suitable systems in place. Donors may prevent corruption more successfully if they apply the zero-tolerance principle in phases.

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