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Haiti: disaster prone and ill-equipped to fight corruption

  When Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti on 5 October, the fields where crops were grown were washed away; houses were flattened like cardboard boxes and hundreds of people were killed. The number of dead is now close to 1000 and cholera is once again a fatal danger on our shores. UNICEF says more than 600,000 […]

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Haitians fighting corruption

Marilyn Allien, the head of Transparency International’s chapter in Haiti just gave an interview on their work, including the hotline they set up to receive complaints. Read the full interview on AlertNet. Earlier this month marked two years since a massive earthquake devastated the country. Read Marilyn’s blog marking the day, and describing the corruption […]

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Famine in Africa requires more aid, but also transparency

With drought and famine back in the Horn of Africa, Nicolas Seris, Programme Coordinator Humanitarian Aid, Transparency International Kenya, talks about the challenge of accountability and integrity in the humanitarian aid sector. The Horn of Africa is facing its worst drought in 60 years, with an estimated number of 12 millions people in urgent need […]

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UK Kenya aid scandal highlights transparency role in development

Daniela Christen, from Transparency International Switzerland, presents a practical guide for NGOs on dealing with corruption in development cooperation. The British government will ask for a return of large amounts of money they had given to the Kenyan government for a free education scheme. Between 2005 and 2009 corrupt officials of the Kenyan education and […]

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G8 short on accountability when it comes to aid

By Craig Fagan, Senior Policy Coordinator at Transparency International. The recent meetings in Deauville, France , which brought together the world’s eight leading industrialised (G8), did not score well when it comes to accountability.

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Addressing corruption risks in climate change mitigation and food assistance programmes – TI Kenya

by Nicolas Seris, Humanitarian Aid programme coordinator, Transparency International Kenya. Yesterday Roslyn wrote about climate change and natural disasters. This is particularly relevant in Kenya, where Transparency International Kenya and World Vision International hosted the regional launch of the TI Pocket Guide of Good Practices for Preventing Corruption in Humanitarian Operations on April 14, 2011 […]

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Climate change will increase corruption risks in humanitarian aid

By Roslyn Hees, Senior Advisor, Transparency International Secretariat Climate change will increase emergency response requirements through both higher frequency and intensity of weather-related disasters, which account for 90% of natural disasters. By 2014, 375 million could be affected by climate-related disasters every year, triple the average number in1980.

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Transparency matters

As part of the ongoing debate on transparency and accountability started over at Bill Easterly’s blog AidWatch, Roslyn Hees, Transparency International’s Senior Advisor for its Humanitarian Assistance Programme has written the following post. The contribution has also shortened in a comment on Tom Murphy’s post Transparencygate! over at the Huffington Post. It is refreshing to […]

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Aid Monitoring for Haitians, by Haitians

Marilyn Allien is president of La Fondation pour Héritage pour Haïti, the Haitian chapter of Transparency International and Roslyn Hees is co-author of Preventing Corruption in Humanitarian Operations, a Transparency International handbook. The rubble-strewn cityscape of Haiti’s capital gives little reason for hope. The tent city outside our office reeks of sewage and despair. Long […]

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A practical tool for fighting corruption in humanitarian emergencies

The following post was written by John Uniack Davis, Country Director for CARE International in Madagascar. We have put together more information on the new handbook in this special section on our website. Humanitarian NGOs have a social contract with donors and the grassroots populations with whom they work. Emergency workers are stewards of scarce […]

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