• Addressing governance and corruption challenges for REDD: Initial findings from DRC, Tanzania, Kenya 

      Williams, Aled (Others, 2010-11-01)
      How might issues of corruption influence the success of schemes to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)? How could REDD have a positive influence in addressing corruption in the forest sector? ...
    • Afghan hydrocarbons: Addressing corruption to fuel development? 

      Strand, Arne; Williams, Aled (U4 Brief 2010 No 7, Report, 2010-09-15)
      Use of Afghanistan’s oil and gas resources, if properly handled, could have considerable spinoff effects for development and reduce dependence on high-cost energy from neighbouring countries. But mistrust between local and ...
    • Afghan hydrocarbons: A source for development for conflict? A risk assessment of Norwegian involvement in development of the Afghan oil and gas industry 

      Strand, Arne; Hakim, Mohammad; Newrosi, Sediqa; Sarwari, Akbar; Williams, Aled (Research report, Research report, 2010)
      Norad has been engaged in capacity building and provision of technical support to the Afghan Ministry of Mines since 2007. A part of this engagement relates to the development of the Afghan Hydrocarbons Law, and commercialization ...
    • Certified integrity? Forest certification and anti-corruption 

      Søreide, Tina; Williams, Aled (U4 Issue 2013:1, Research report, 2013-01-22)
      Forest certification schemes regulate forest exploitation and trade across many countries. In the absence of a multilateral agreement on limiting deforestation, they provide rules to balance the social, economic and ...
    • Combattre la corruption dans les pays riches en pétrole: Le rôle de la transparence 

      Kolstad, Ivar; Wiig, Arne; Williams, Aled (U4 Brief 2009:21, Report, 2009-10-14)
      La corruption constitue un véritable fléau dans de nombreux pays riches en pétrole et autres ressources naturelles. Elle est en grande partie responsable du faible développement socio‑économique de ces pays. Depuis peu, ...
    • Corruption in Natural Resource Management - An Introduction 

      Kolstad, Ivar; Søreide, Tina; Williams, Aled (U4 Brief 2008:2, Report, 2008-02-01)
      Natural resources often provide fertile ground for corruption. Since a substantial number of partner countries in development cooperation are richly endowed with natural resources, these contexts pose a particular challenge ...
    • Deciding over nature: Corruption and environmental impact assessments 

      Williams, Aled; Dupuy, Kendra (Environmental Impact Assessment Review vol. 65, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-07-01)
      Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) are an important analytic tool for identifying and potentially mitigating project risks and negative environmental and societal impacts. Their usefulness, however, depends on how ...
    • Grand Corruption in the Regulation of Oil 

      Al-Kasim, Farouk; Søreide, Tina; Williams, Aled (U4 Issue 2008:2, Research report, 2008-05-07)
      This U4 Issue explores the topic of grand corruption in the regulation of oil. It focuses on how and why corruption can distort or prevent efficient regulation of the oil sector. The authors suggest that, though voluntary ...
    • Introduction 

      Søreide, Tina; Williams, Aled (Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges, Chapter, 2014-03-01)
      There are many reasons why there are differences across the globe in terms of how well opportunities for development and a good life are secured. One of the things we know, however, is that grabbing, and perceived risks ...
    • La corruption dans la gestion des ressources naturelles - Une introduction 

      Kolstad, Ivar; Søreide, Tina; Williams, Aled (U4 Brief 2009:20, Report, 2009-10-14)
      Les ressources naturelles fournissent souvent un terreau favorable à la corruption. Etant donné qu’un grand nombre de pays partenaires de la coopération au développement sont riches en ressources naturelles, l’efficacité ...
    • Leaking projects: Corruption and local water management in Kyrgyzstan 

      Isabekova, Gulnaz; Ormushev, Kubanychbek; Omokeev, Toktobek; Williams, Aled; Zakharchenko, Natalia (U4 Practice Insight 2013:3, Report, 2013-10-17)
      Poor water infrastructure in Kyrgyzstan from the Soviet era led international donors to support investments in agricultural irrigation and potable freshwater systems. The financial investments made, however, did not always ...
    • Mission Improbable. Does Petroleum-related Aid Address Corruption in Resource-rich Countries? 

      Kolstad, Ivar; Wiig, Arne; Williams, Aled (U4 Issue 2008:3, Research report, 2008-06-05)
      Petroleum-related aid programmes and projects are a key part of donor activities in oil-rich developing countries. This U4 Issue explores the petroleum-related activities of three bilateral donors: Norad, CIDA and USAID. ...
    • REDD Integrity: Addressing governance and corruption challenges in schemes for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) 

      Bofin, Peter; du Preez, Mari-Lise; Standing, André; Williams, Aled (U4 Report 2011:1, Research report, 2011-02-01)
      Donor-backed programmes for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) intend to financially reward individuals, communities and countries that cut carbon emissions from forests as part of a global ...
    • REDD Integrity: An evidence based approach to anti-corruption in REDD+ 

      Williams, Aled; Dupuy, Kendra; Downs, Fiona (U4 Issue 2015:7, Research report, 2015-03-20)
      Schemes for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) have emerged as a means to address deforestation trends in developing countries and related emissions of forest carbon. Governance and ...
    • Shrinking oil: Does weak governance and corruption reduce volumes of oil produced? 

      Al-Kasim, Farouk; Søreide, Tina; Williams, Aled (U4 Issue 2010:3, Research report, 2010-06-18)
      Prominent contributions to the resource curse literature suggest that weak governance and corruption are key factors behind continued poverty in resource-rich countries. How poor governance and corruption influence revenue ...
    • The elephant still in the room: The effectiveness of development aid policy regarding corruption 

      Williams, Aled (Others, 2011-04-26)
      Anecdotes abound that corruption is still a very real challenge for development aid policy and practice. So too does more formal research evidence. This opinion article in the GIZ online magazine Digital Development Debates ...
    • Using Corruption Risk Assessments for REDD+: An Introduction for Practitioners 

      Williams, Aled (U4 Issue 2014:1, Research report, 2014-01-03)
      Corruption Risk Assessments (CRAs) are both an analytic and due diligence exercise to identify issues associated with, contributing to, or otherwise facilitating corruption in a particular setting. An area where improved ...