A nail-biting game of integrity intrigue for 2 – 3 small teams!
The Trillion Dollar Question game premiered at World Water Week 2018 (read about the session via WWW).
How effectively are governments spending water and sanitation budgets? Where are systems vulnerable for mismanagement and how can integrity contribute to better financial performance and accessing new financing modalities? Where are trade-offs between domestic and donor accountability and how can they be managed? How can donors better link governance and water programmes?
This game poses tricky scenarios – and potential solutions – across different phases of project implementation.
- Integrity Pacts: Agreements among project owners, bidders/contractors, and CSOs to abstain from illicit practices
- Integrity Pact Promotes Transparency around Pipe Replacement Contracts in El Salvador
- Disclosure of contracts and procurement documents by government entities, combined with civil society monitoring of the process and physical checks of infrastructure
- Civil Society Procurement Monitoring Tool
- Due diligence investigations incl. beneficial ownership registers to identify past issues with a potential partners and conflicts of interest
- Black- and white-listing of contractors based on past performance
- Corporate Governance Structure that provides a transparent system by which the organization is directed and controlled
- WASREB Corporate Governance Guidelines
- IRC WASHCost:Understanding the cost of water and sanitation services
- Code of conduct: Statement of principles and values to establish a set of standards on behaviour within an organization
- Building the project management capabilities of responsible WASH sector agencies
- (Regular and unannounced) field inspections
- Early participation in the budget planning process by sector ministries/Strong liaison with Ministry of Finance officials during the budget preparation process
- TrackFIN and similar sectoral (public) expenditure tracking studies
- Corruption sensitive recruitment and capacity development for staff
- External oversight on project implementation (e.g. audit institution, civil society monitoring)
- Strong monitoring and reporting systems