Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 01/2011

Corruption and Gender in Service Delivery: The Unequal Impacts

February 2010

Transparency International


It is increasingly recognised that gender acts as a lens to magnify the impacts of corruption, particularly when it comes to service delivery in developing countries. Corruption in the provision of basic services such as health and education can have disproportionate and negative consequences for women and girls. It can seriously compromise their access to quality schools and clinics, their own social and economic empowerment and even their country's prospects for growth, gender equality and wider social change.