About the report:
Development and the relationship of countries of the North and South have been richly and controversially debated. Development aid and especially official development assistance (ODA) from donor countries and multilateral agencies is an important aspect of international development cooperation between richer and poorer countries. But, development aid's record as a tool of economic growth and poverty reduction has at best been poor. At the centre of much of the debate on the effectiveness of aid has been the issue of corruption.
To contribute to the ongoing discussions on corruption, and development cooperation, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) and Transparency International (Malaysia) co-organised a two-day conference on the theme: "Corruption and Development Aid". This Special Report captures the main issues confronting aid donors and aid recipients in controlling corruption to allow better use of development aid in areas where they truly matter. While no attribution is made to participants in the conference, the Report tries to highlight many of the common perspectives as well as differences that surfaced during the discussions.