GOVERNANCE AND ANTI-CORRUPTION | Projects

Castalia advises governments, utilities, and international financial institutions on improving governance and reducing corruption.
  • Reducing Corruption and Improving Governance in the Electricity and Water Sectors, World Bank
    Governance and anti-corruption is a key focus area for the World Bank. We developed Sourcebooks for the World Bank on deterring corruption and improving governance in electricity and urban water and sanitation  to help practitioners identify corruption risks, and develop workable plans to improve governance in projects, utilities, and infrastructure sectors
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Output Based Aid, Global Partnership for Output Based Aid
    Output based aid uses explicit performance-based subsidies that link the payment of service providers to their delivery of specified "outputs", such as kilowatt hours of electricity supplied or cubic metres of water supplied. Castalia conducted a detailed comparison of different output based aid approaches to help the Global Partnership for Output Based Aid to focus on the most effective strategies. Read More.
  • Good Governance Strategy Honduras Electricity Sector, World Bank
    The World Bank was supporting an electricity distribution project in Honduras that was identified as having high governance risks, at both a country and sector level. Castalia formulated a good governance strategy for the project by recommending risk identification approaches and developing mitigation mechanisms. The resulting action plan was described at the regional review meeting in October 2008 as “pragmatic… but also [containing] numerous innovative elements... among the best practice in the Bank”
  • Good Governance Turn-Around Plan for Guyana’s Water Utility, Department for International Development
    A DFID audit found evidence of corruption and poor governance within Guyana’s national water utility. Castalia worked with the new management of the water company to develop a turn-around plan, incorporating a strategy for combating corruption. The strategy was adopted by the water company, and secured continued DFID support. Castalia is now helping the CEO to implement the strategy
  • Good Governance Learning Program, Asian Development Bank
    The Asian Development Bank organized a learning program on Cross-Border Infrastructure for a Market Economy to teach officials from the Mekong region on good governance in infrastructure development. Castalia developed teaching materials and led sessions on infrastructure and inclusive development, planning and policy coordination, risk management, and accountability and governance
  • Infrastructure Governance Issues in East Asia and the Pacific, Asian Development Bank
    The Asian Development Bank (in coordination with the Japan Bank for International Development and the World Bank) undertook a study to develop an infrastructure strategy for the East Asia and Pacific region to promote dialogue among key decision makers in government, the private sector, and other stakeholders on infrastructure provision. Castalia developed a regional strategy to control corruption and improve accountability in the provision of infrastructure.
  • Governance and Anti-corruption in Construction, Global

    The Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) is a multi-stakeholder initiative to increase transparency and accountability in the construction sector. Castalia provided guidance and training to support multi-stakeholder groups and sector practitioners in CoST pilot countries helping stakeholders to measure, understand, and reduce corruption in the construction sector. Our work provided practical step-by-step advice on key methods for increasing transparency and accountability in the construction sector.