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					12th IACC                                                                 IACC team, May 2006


                                      12th IACC
                             WORKSHOP SHORT REPORT FORM
                                  FOR RAPPORTEURS

Number and title of workshop: 6.2 Are Institutionalized Processes Contributing to
Corruption? Determining Best Value in Anti-Corruption

Date and time of workshop __11/16/05 11:30 am – 2:00 pm__________________________

Moderator (Name and Institution) _____Eric Prier_________________________________

Rapporteur (Name and Institution) ____Clifford McCue______________________________

Panellists (Name, institution, title)

Anwar Shah, Program Leader, Public Sector Governance, World Bank Institute
Maria Rendon, Deputy Director, Democracy & Governance Office, USAID
William Davis, Principal, DPK Consulting
Eric Prier, Senior Research Associate, Public Procurement Research Center, Florida Atlantic
University
Clifford McCue, Director, Research and Technical Services, Public Procurement Research
Center, Florida Atlantic University



Main Issues Covered

Identified incentives and cross-pressures of institutional actors involved in Anti-corruption
(AC) programs.
Discussed the effectiveness of widely advocated reforms in AC efforts.
Identified best value in AC strategies along the contractual policy streams.
Discussed issues concerning proper alignment of incentives and coordination among key
institutional AC program actors




Main Outcomes

Identified best value strategies in AC programmatic efforts.
Identified institutionalized successes and failures in AC efforts.
Identified incentivized barriers to implementing a coherent AC strategy.
Discussed strategies to overcome traditional failures inherent in the contractual stream of AC
reform efforts.
Specified best value strategy in AC programs.



Main Outputs

1. Explained how best value is a strategy addressing uncertainty in the contractual policy
stream
2. A paper that provides a conceptual model to empirically identify successes and failures of
AC reform efforts.
3. A paper that highlights the role that best value can play in implementing coherent AC
efforts.
4. A paper that discusses the role of donor institutions in the AC contractual stream.
5. A paper that provides an analyses of recent successful reform efforts in three countries.




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12th IACC                                                                    IACC team, May 2006


Recommendations, Follow-up Actions


Recommendations:
    Institutional actors must better coordinate strategies for addressing corruption, however,
defined.
   Empirically analyze each countries needs, and respond accordingly based on the
intersection of the incidence of corruption and quality of governance.
    Overall strategies need to be revisited continuously based upon AC program outcomes.
  Find ways to increase citizen participation in developing countries through programs of civic
empowerment.
  Failed government as a driver for corruption.
  Research needed on how to address the complex topic of criminal gangs acting as provider
of goods demanded by citizens in developing countries.




Workshop Highlights (including interesting quotes)


“Government is a run-away train….”
“Based upon human experience, universal strategies may not be appropriate.”
“There is no one best way, just a host of ways to address corruption.”

Coordination of AC programs is severely lacking – too much turf war with conflicting
incentives for stakeholders.

Each actor in AC programmatic activity has differential measures for achieving outputs that
may not be aligned with desired outcomes.

Best value is a strategy across five stages: inputs, transformation, outputs, quality, and
outcomes.

Best value utilizes traditional foci of activity while also paying attention to quality and the gap
between outcomes and outputs.

Discussed how best value may be a coordination strategy designed to maximize probability of
achieving intended AC outcomes.




Signed____________________________________________________________________




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