Preventing corruption in humanitarian operations: a handbook of good practices
Preventing Corruption in Humanitarian Operations: A Handbook of Good Practices is a timely, practical guide to help aid organisations deal with corruption in day-to-day operations. When people donate money to aid agencies they expect it to reach people in need. When it ends up in someone's pocket, this not only hurts the victims but damages the donor-aid-delivery supply chain. Eliminate corruption and donors remain confident and more aid ends up helping those who need it most. The idea for this handbook came from the massive humanitarian response to the Asian tsunami, similar to the reaction to the earthquake in Haiti. Then, as now, there were concerns about corruption. Although many international development agencies have anti-corruption polices, there was a noticeable gap in policies for preventing corruption in emergencies. This handbook fills that gap. It offers a menu of best practice tools for preventing and detecting corruption in humanitarian operations that includes ways to track resources, confront extortion and detect aid diversion. The handbook, part of TI's broader work to stop corruption in humanitarian assistance, covers policies and procedures for transparency, integrity and accountability, and specific corruption risks, such as supply chain management and accounting.