Combating fraud and corruption
Fraud and corruption are two phenomena that undermine development aid. Therefore, like other donor countries, Belgium pays particular attention to the issues surrounding these two problems.
Since 2013, Belgium has been a member of the international Financial Transparency Coalition task force, which deals with illegal flows of funds, an important area of fraud prevention.
The DGD is a partner of U4, a resource centre working to reduce the negative impact of corruption on the work of the development actors/institutions and the developing countries. To do this, U4 provides research work and information and offers online training for development practitioners on strategies and measures for fighting corruption. One of the aims of this training is to improve the ability to manage problems of integrity within the development stakeholders.