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Listen to Barbara Schreiner keynote speech delivered at the All systems go! WASH systems symposium 12 March 2019.

TitleAddressing the 'shadow system'
Publication TypeVideo
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsSchreiner, B
Paginationvideo (17 min :19 sec)
Date Published10/2019
Place PublishedThe Hague, the Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsaccountability, corruption, participation, shadow system, systems, transparency

In the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector there is not just one WASH system.
There are many systems. And they interact.

The physical system (the pumps, the pipes); the institutional systems, the political economy, and the social systems. Each of these sub-systems are complex in their own right. And working on these systems requires a sector that is able to talk across disciplines, and find a common language.

There is also the 'Shadow System': the corruption and lack of integrity that is integral to the sector and costs anywhere between 10-35% of the finances.

Barbara Schreiner and her team at WIN (Water Integrity Network) are responding to this 'Shadow System' by working on four areas: transparency, accountability, participation, and working on anti-corruption mechanisms at different levels. This to cement integrity, and keep out corruption in the sector.

Learn more from Barbara and her work as Executive Director of the Water Integrity Network (WIN).

Keynote speech delivered at the All systems go! WASH systems symposium 12-14 March 2019.



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