Evaluating the Effectiveness of Strategies for Extirpating Corrupt Practices in Infrastructure Project Procurement

Emmanuel Kingsford Owusu, Albert P.C. Chan, Effah Ernest Ameyaw, Osei Kyei Robert

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Abstract

This study examined the efficacy of anticorruption measures for extirpating the prevalence of corrupt practices in infrastructure procurement in developing countries. The study employed the fuzzy synthetic evaluation (FSE) technique to assess 62 responses from practitioners involved in the procurement and delivery of infrastructure projects. The probing measures were identified to be the highest-ranked construct, followed by the managerial measures. The remaining constructs with their variables were revealed to be moderately effective. The study has revealed the level of effectiveness of existing anticorruption measures that are widely applied to check, thwart, and extirpate corrupt practices in the procurement and delivery of infrastructure projects. This study theoretically contributes to the body of knowledge on corruption in infrastructure procurement by evaluating the effectiveness of anticorruption measures. Practically, this study provides useful information for project parties, policy makers, anticorruption institutions, and researchers toward the reinforcement of the existing measures for the expurgation of corrupt practices in infrastructure projects' procurement, delivery, and management.

Original languageEnglish
Article number04020004
JournalJournal of Infrastructure Systems
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Anticorruption measures
  • Developing countries
  • Fuzzy synthetic evaluation
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Project management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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