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How can aid by-pass corruption?

13 December 2011

Anti-corruption organisation Transparency International will appear before the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee to give evidence to the Committee’s inquiry about the impact of development aid.  As producers of a ‘Corruption Perception Index’, Transparency International’s Executive Director and a Member of the board of Trustees will face questions from the Committee on the effectiveness of aid and corruption in aid-recipient counties

Witnesses

3.35pm, Tuesday 13 December, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

  • Chandu Krishnan, Executive Director, Transparency International
  • Laurence Cockcroft, Member of the board of Trustees, Transparency International

Issues

Chandu Krishnan and Laurence Cockcroft will answer questions on perceived trends in corruption in aid-recipient countries and on which methods of aid delivery reduce the likelihood of corruption.

Other topics raised will include:

  • The benefits and risks of bypassing corrupt governments and delivering aid via NGOs
  • How DFID could strengthen its anti-corruption strategies
  • Which sectors are the most susceptible to corruption
  • How clearly can donors distinguish between intolerance of corruption and acceptance of the risk that some aid will unavoidably be lost in conflict zones where need and risk are both high 

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