Policy brief #01/2016, The humanitarian imperative: how curbing corruption can save lives

Filed under - Humanitarian assistance

Policy position published 20 May 2016
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Human assistance involves large sums of funding – US$ 24.5 billion in 2014 – that can be vulnerable to corruption and diversions that hurt the needy. Curbing corruption is a long-term effort that must be given strategic importance and adequate resources. Leaders of humanitarian organisations, donors and affected governments must take on the responsibilities and actions required to tackle corruption and to ensure humanitarian assistance delivers on its goals.

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Country / Territory - International   
Region - Global   
Language(s) - English   
Topic - Accountability   |   Governance   |   Humanitarian assistance   
Tags - Anti-bribery   |   Humanitarian assistance   |   Humanitarian Operations   |   Humanitarian aid   |   Extortion   |   Emergencies   

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