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Water Integrity Risk Index (WIRI)

Measurement of city-level water corruption risks based on big-data analysis of procurement data and survey results.



WHEN TO USE IT

  • As a quantitative city-level assessment to convince decision-makers

  • To track impact of policy changes and variations in integrity levels over time or across different cities

  • To identify red flags for integrity violations at the level of individual transactions

HOW IT WORKS

WIRI is a composite index of ratings in three risk areas of urban water and sanitation:

  • investment risk (public procurement risk indicators and a pipe length-based indicator)

  • operation risk (public procurement risk indicators from maintenance , e.g. chemicals, equipment, tools, etc.)

  • client-utility interaction risk (public procurement risk indicators and survey results on bribery in water and sanitation services)

HOW IT WAS DEVELOPED

WIRI was developed in collaboration with the Government Transparency Institute.

It has been piloted in several cities with open data on procurement. It has also been used at national scale with more data for the larger cities in Kenya, Bangladesh, and Peru, where procurement data is publicly available. It has shown that it can detect changes in integrity risk levels between cities and over time and provides insight on which areas of risk may be more problematic.


HOW TO USE IT

The tool is currently available as an open-source tool for data analysis. For information, help on how to use it, and feedback do contact the WIN team!











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