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TitleMaking anti-corruption approaches work for the poor : issues for consideration in the development of pro-poor anti-corruption strategies in water services and irrigation
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsPlummer, J, Swedish Water House- Stockholm, SE, SWH
Secondary TitleSwedish Water House report
Volumeno. 22
Pagination31 p. : 5 boxes, 2 fig., photogr., 1 tab.
Date Published2007-01-01
PublisherStockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
Place PublishedStockholm, Sweden
ISSN Number9789197587228
Keywordsaccess to water, case studies, corruption, low-income communities, policies, poverty, sdipol, water supply

This paper aims to raise awareness of the need for greater attention to the poor in the development of anti-corruption strategies. It provides some pointers as to how pro-poor anti-corruption strategies might be developed in the water sector. The paper first considers how the poor interact with corruption how they are affected by it and how they use it to their benefit. It then considers some of the key factors that determine corruption-in-water as it affects the poor, and how this landscape creates experiences different from those of non-poor citizens and users. Finally, borrowing from the efforts of other sectors, it explores some of the key ingredients that might be considered in the development of a pro-poor anti-corruption water sector strategy. This represents the first stage of an effort to tackle a relatively unchartered part of the corruption-in-water debate.

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