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|Title: ||Corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2005. Options for Swedish Development Cooperation 2006-2010|
|Authors: ||Devine, Vera|
Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Issue Date: ||2005 |
|Publisher: ||Chr. Michelsen Institute|
|Series/Report no.: ||CMI Report|
R 2005: 8
|Abstract: ||In Bosnia and Herzegovina, we find that corruption exists in all its facets – bribery, nepotism, embezzlement, diversion of public funds, tax fraud, illegal rent seeking, kick-back schemes etc. The victims of corruption are often the most vulnerable groups: the elderly, the unemployed and other low-income groups, who cannot afford to pay for up-grades of health care services; women, who, through traditional role patterns, are more often exposed to corruption; and minorities, facing a judiciary and administration appointed according to ethnic majority criteria, are denied impartial treatment based on clearly established rules and regulations.
Defining an anti-corruption agenda for the international community in general, and for bilateral donors like Sida in particular, is a challenge under these circumstances. Experience from anti-corruption interventions elsewhere suggests that progress cannot be achieved without the full cooperation of national authorities. The lack of political will described in this report could justify a recommendation not to engage until the circumstances have changed.
However, the authors believe that it is essential to address corruption and organized crime in BiH – both in order to minimize the consequences for Europe and to facilitate the countries progress towards Europe. ging the way NGOs interact with citizens, government and the donors:|
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