THE TAP-PLUS APPROACH TO ANTI-CORRUPTION IN THE NATURAL RESOURCE VALUE CHAIN

On 28 June, the Brookings Institute in the US launched a framework called “TAP-Plus” which highlights specific factors that need to be considered in addition to the traditional focus on the adoption of transparency, accountability, and participation (TAP) measures. Brookings says that the extractive industries like oil, gas, and mining are particularly prone to the corruption risks that undermine good governance. Given the complexity of these governance challenges, it asks, can natural resource corruption be reduced, or even eliminated?  It says that, the TAP-Plus approach hypothesises that 3 elements require particular attention for scaled-up impact

  • inter­ventions that address the implementation gap within TAP interventions;
  • consideration of contextual factors in design of realistic TAP programs; and
  • inclusion of complementary measures—beyond the traditional TAP field—which interact with TAP interventions and may have a significant impact in preventing or reducing corruption and improve sus­tainable development outcomes.

A paper published by Brookings explains these key elements.

https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/LTRC_Corruption_vfinal_x2screenreader4.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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