Anti-corruption Measures in Post-conflict Reconstruction
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Corruption risks in post-conflict reconstruction are high, notably due to the typically large influx of international aid coupled with weak/illegitimate governments and low state capacity. Combatting corruption in post-conflict settings is vital in the short- and medium-term to promote development and growth, and in the long-term to prevent renewed conflict. Anti-corruption efforts can focus on strengthening the rule of law; public financial management; civil service reform to promote meritocratic hiring, proper training and proper remuneration; promoting transparency and accountability – on the part of both donors as well as recipient governments; and promoting external accountability mechanisms of the media and civil society.
CitationIdris, I. (2022). Anti-Corruption Measures in Post-conflict Reconstruction. K4D Helpdesk Report 1172. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. DOI: 10.19088/K4D.2022.082
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