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Fighting corruption or building integrity: review and reflection on IRC and partner activities in rural WASH
 

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A review of the work and approach of the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre in transparency in the rural water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. Included are IRC's support to the Water ...

A review of the work and approach of the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre in transparency in the rural water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. Included are IRC's support to the Water Integrity Network (WIN), training activities and recent work in Zambia and Mozambique, the link between monitoring & transparency and life-cycle costs, transparency within IRC, and differences between rural & urban WASH..

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    Fighting corruption or building integrity: review and reflection on IRC and partner activities in rural WASH Fighting corruption or building integrity: review and reflection on IRC and partner activities in rural WASH Presentation Transcript

    • Fighting corruption or building integrity review and reflection on IRC and partner activities in rural WASH
    • Fighting corruption or building integrity2 Overview • Our approach to transparency • Supporting WIN • Training @ IRC • Zambia & Mozambique: ongoing work • Matt Damon should tell the truth • Practice what you preach: transparency at IRC • Differences between urban & rural WASH • Our transparent people
    • Our approach to transparency • first formulated in 2004 • positive and preventative • building stronger systems of transparency • not investigating cases of corruption • partnering e.g. with TI and WIN • addressing issues both in north (donors) and south (govt, service providers, consumers) Fighting corruption or building integrity3
    • Supporting WIN Fighting corruption or building integrity4 • Founding member with WSP, SIWI & TI • Former International Steering Committee member • Initial communication & website support • Annotated Water Integrity Scan (AWIS) • Hosting WIN Foundation office Kathy Shordt: the “mother” of WIN
    • Training @ IRC • Training courses • OpenCourseWare - www.irc.nl/page/55370 • Contributed to Water Integrity Manual • Contributed to WBI/TI guide book and supported pilot training courses in Nicaragua & Honduras based on book Fighting corruption or building integrity5
    • Zambia & Mozambique ongoing work Zambia • Water integrity risk and opportunity mapping desk study Mozambique • Developing anti corruption strategy for National Directorate of Water, based on: corruption risk mapping, water integrity surveys & documenting good practices Fighting corruption or building integrity6
    • Matt Damon should tell the truth (1) “For only $25 Water.org can get someone safe water for life.” Fighting corruption or building integrity7
    • Matt Damon should tell the truth (2) Crucial for sector monitoring & transparency: Knowing the life-cycle costs of sustainable WASH service delivery www.washcost.info Fighting corruption or building integrity8
    • Practice what you preach • Core value: “We work with integrity, honesty and transparency” • www.reporting.irc.nl • Signatory to INGO accountability charter – read our compliance reports • External complaints policy & online form • Upcoming challenges: – Decentralised country offices – Greater involvement in WASH implementation projects Fighting corruption or building integrity9
    • Differences between rural & urban WASH • Urban areas: – bigger budgets – more oversight (regulation, professionalised monitoring, media attention) • Rural areas: – less oversight, reliance on volunteerism & community-based monitoring (see Kerala sanitation best practise case study) – water committees generally not legalised, need to professionalised Fighting corruption or building integrity10
    • Our transparent people • Contact: Dr. John Butterworth, coordinator, butterworth@irc.nl • Alana Potter – southern Africa and training • Cor Dietvorst – FoI laws, right to water & sanitation • Kathleen Shordt (Associate) – retired IRC staff member, the “mother” of WIN • Jan Teun Visscher (Associate) - ex-IRC director, facilitator of research and change processes and mediator Fighting corruption or building integrity11