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Mainstreaming anti-corruption initiatives : development of a water sector strategy in Mozambique

Sector approaches to combating corruption have gained momentum in recent years, with increased awareness that generic anti-corruption initiatives are insufficient to address sector-specific challenges. The National Water Directorate in Mozambique is one of the few public sector departments known to have allocated its own resources to development of a sector-specific anti-corruption strategy. Its experiences can inform recommendations for mainstreaming anti-corruption initiatives in sectors. Lessons learned include the following: (a) leadership needs to come from ministries with intersectoral mandates or through formal collaboration between different ministries; (b) government-led processes must be complemented by locally driven social accountability processes; (c) multi-stakeholder processes are complex, expensive, and time-consuming; (d) implementation must include sector-level human resources and management systems; and (e) such strategies need strong political commitment, at both the sector and central government levels.

TitleMainstreaming anti-corruption initiatives : development of a water sector strategy in Mozambique
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsPotter, A., Butterworth, J.
Secondary AuthorsIRC
Secondary TitleU4 practice insight
Volume2014:2
Pagination13 p.
Date Published12/2014
PublisherU4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)
Place Published Bergen, Norway
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordscorruption, government organizations, sector analysis
Abstract

Sector approaches to combating corruption have gained momentum in recent years, with increased awareness that generic anti-corruption initiatives are insufficient to address sector-specific challenges. The National Water Directorate in Mozambique is one of the few public sector departments known to have allocated its own resources to development of a sector-specific anti-corruption strategy. Its experiences can inform recommendations for mainstreaming anti-corruption initiatives in sectors. Lessons learned include the following: (a) leadership needs to come from ministries with intersectoral mandates or through formal collaboration between different ministries; (b) government-led processes must be complemented by locally driven social accountability processes; (c) multi-stakeholder processes are complex, expensive, and time-consuming; (d) implementation must include sector-level human resources and management systems; and (e) such strategies need strong political commitment, at both the sector and central government levels.

Notes

Many thanks to ProWater Consultores ltd for excellent logistics and notes.

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