• Putting integrity at the heart of climate adaptation

    The water sector already receives the most funds for climate adaptation purposes and climate finance continues to increase. Since resources are allocated through relatively untested funding sources, existing and new corruption risks must be addressed to ensure funds deliver on their promises and build climate resilience in the sector.

    Photo: Debarshi Muhkerjee, Shortlisted WIN photo competition 2020

Integrity-readiness is key to safeguarding development funds. Climate finance in particular must flow where it is intended and most needed. We must ensure climate adaptation programmes are not derailed by corruption.

To mitigate integrity risks and to ensure the water sector is integrity-ready for climate finance, we need effective, strategic partnerships. Join our network of organizations committed to smarter investments by hindering corruption and building integrity.


Talking integrity with Ibrahim Pam from the Green Climate Fund

As Head of the Independent Integrity Unit at the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Mr. Ibrahim Pam knows first-hand how damaging the lack of integrity in the water sector can be. Watch this compelling exchange of ideas between him and our Executive Director, Barbara Schreiner.


Water Integrity as an Opportunity: Climate Change Finance and the Water Sector

Our policy brief provides an overview of challenges and opportunities concerning corruption in the water sector in the context of climate finance, and addresses policy makers and practitioners from both sectors. This document, drafted by GIZ and WIN, is based on a literature review and interviews with experts from international and civil society organizations and implementing entities. It seeks to promote greater responsibility and accountability in climate finance.