Curbing Corruption in Tsunami Relief Operations

Publication | April 2005
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In response to the growing concerns about corruption in tsunami relief operations, the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific and Transparency International organized an expert's meeting on corruption prevention in tsunami relief operations hosted by the Government of Indonesia held in Jakarta on 7-8 April 2005. The meeting brought together the six worst-hit-countries-India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

This publication assembles the meeting's issue papers and conclusions, providing a useful resource for the wide range of individuals and organizations working to ensure equitable tsunami assistance.


  • Foreword
  • Meeting Conclusions and Framework for Action
  • Summary of Proceedings
  • Issue Papers
    • Country Ownership and Participatory Decision-Making as Means to Enhance Transparency - The Case of the Kutch Earthquake Reconstruction
    • Improving the Transparency of Aid Flows - The Implementation of Good Governance for the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Aceh and Nias
    • Strengthening Financial Safeguards and Administrative Capacity - Managing the Risks of Corruption in Humanitarian Relief Operations
    • Facilitating Effective and Transparent Procurement and Implementation - Needs Assessment, Contracting, and Execution
    • Ensuring Effective Project Monitoring and Evaluation - Exploring the Role of Community Feedback Mechanisms
    • Effective Anti-Corruption Enforcement and Complaint-Handling Mechanisms - The Malaysian Experience
  • Appendices

Additional Details

  • Climate change
  • Environment
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Disasters
  • Asian Tsunami
  • Governance and public sector management
  • Social development and protection
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
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