Construction, Corruption, and Developing Countries

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Kenny, Charles
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2012-06-07T19:51:25Z
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2012-06-07T19:51:25Z
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2007-06
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2017-12-13T13:30:18Z
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The construction industry accounts for about one-third of gross capital formation. Governments have major roles as clients, regulators, and owners of construction companies. The industry is consistently ranked as one of the most corrupt: large payments to gain or alter contracts and circumvent regulations are common. The impact of corruption goes beyond bribe payments to poor quality construction of infrastructure with low economic returns alongside low funding for maintenance-and this is where the major impact of corruption is felt. Regulation of the sector is necessary, but simplicity, transparency, enforcement, and a focus on the outcomes of poor construction are likely to have a larger impact than voluminous but poorly enforced regulation of the construction process. Where government is the client, attempts to counter corruption need to begin at the level of planning and budgeting. Output-based and community-driven approaches show some promise as tools to reduce corruption. At the same time they will need to be complimented by a range of other interventions including publication of procurement documents, independent and community oversight, physical audit, and public-private anticorruption partnerships.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2007/06/7773841/construction-corruption-developing-countries
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/7451
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper; No. 4271
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACCOUNTABILITY
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ANTI-CORRUPTION
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ANTICORRUPTION
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AUDITING
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AUDITS
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AVERAGE RESPONSES
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BENEFICIARY COMMUNITIES
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BENEFITS OF CORRUPTION
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BRIBERY
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BRIBES
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BUDGET PREPARATION
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BUREAUCRATIC REQUIREMENTS
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BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
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CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS
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CIVIL SERVICE
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CIVIL SOCIETY
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CIVIL SOCIETY PARTICIPATION
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COLLUSION
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COMPLAINTS
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CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES
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CORRUPTION
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COUNTRY AVERAGE
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CPI
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CREDIBILITY
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DATA COLLECTION
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DECISION MAKING
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DEVELOPMENT PLANNING
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DISCRETION
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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EMPLOYEE THEFT
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ENTERPRISE SURVEYS
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EVALUATION
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FEASIBILITY
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FIGURES
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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
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FISCAL TRANSPARENCY
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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
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GOVERNANCE ENVIRONMENT
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GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
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HEAVILY INDEBTED POOR COUNTRIES
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IMPACT
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INCOME
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INCOME LEVELS
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INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
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INTEGRITY
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INTERVENTION
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JOURNALISTS
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LABOR STANDARDS
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LAWS
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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LOW INCOME COUNTRIES
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NATIONAL LEVEL
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NEGOTIATION
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NEGOTIATIONS
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NGO
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PARLIAMENT
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PARTICIPATORY APPRAISALS
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PARTICIPATORY APPROACHES
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PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
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PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
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POLITICAL ECONOMY
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PRIORITIES
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PRIVATE PARTICIPATION
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PROCUREMENT
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PROJECT DESIGN
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PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
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PROJECT MANAGEMENT
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PROSECUTION
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PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT
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PUBLIC OFFICIALS
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PUNISHMENT
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RECONSTRUCTION
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REGRESSION ANALYSIS
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REGULATORY BURDEN
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SANCTIONS
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SERVICE DELIVERY
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STEALING
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SUPPLIERS
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TRANSPARENCY
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TRANSPARENCY TOOLS
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USER GROUPS
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VILLAGE
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VILLAGE MEETINGS
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VILLAGES
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Construction, Corruption, and Developing Countries
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2007/06/7773841/construction-corruption-developing-countries
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Governance
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Poverty
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Governance
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-4271
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000016406_20070626142601
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7773841
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WPS4271
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2007/06/26/000016406_20070626142601/Rendered/PDF/wps4271.pdf
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Corruption and Anticorruption Law
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Public Sector Corruption and Anticorruption Measures
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Social Development :: Social Accountability
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Poverty Monitoring and Analysis
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Governance :: Governance Indicators
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Law and Development
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Poverty Reduction
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Public Sector Development
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Development Research Group (DECRG)
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