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By this point, you have identified specific corruption issues as constraints, decided on what your objective is in tackling these issues, and you have reached agreement on those that need to be addressed.

In Remediation, we start thinking about strategies that will improve the situation – that get things done, that are practical, that will have a tangible effect. This also means accepting that the result will usually be partial – making progress in one area but leaving other problem areas untouched. Approaches that are impossible, theoretical, or simply a statement of desire – such as more leadership commitment is required – do not constitute strategies.


Strategy comes into play where there is actual or potential conflict, when interests collide, and forms of resolution are required. Strategy is required when others might frustrate one’s plans because they have different and possibly opposing interests and concerns (Freedman 2013). And there are always different options on what to do.

Remediation is best addressed in two parts:

First, decide on the broad framing – about judgement, the political context, and how changes might be sequenced
Then, consideration of the many detailed measures that can be undertaken, individually or in combination

1. Broad framing: Click here

2. Detailed measures: Click here




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