This report is the first product of the second phase of Transparency International’s (TI) program aimed at preventing corruption in humanitarian operations, focusing on the aftermath of both natural disasters and civil conflicts. It is hoped that this TI program will enable the documentation sharing and implementation of good practice and tools for minimising the risks of corruption in humanitarian assistance These good practices and tools will be presented in a TI Handbook for Preventing Corruption in Humanitarian Assistance, aimed at humanitarian staff and managers.
The first phase of the TI program concentrated on improving the diagnosis of corruption risks in humanitarian assistance programs. The Humanitarian Policy Group of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in the UK developed a 'Corruption Risk Map’ for TI, which looks at the entire humanitarian assistance process. It identifies the points most vulnerable to corruption, what kinds of corrupt practices could occur, and which actors would be involved.
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