September 26, 2016
Unfulfilled contract delivery
There may be an agreement between a supplier and officials that the inspection of goods will be successful despite not meeting the contractual quality standards in return for a payment. Alternatively, in return for an inducement an official may change the contract requirements, allowing the provision of lower quality products by the supplier. As well as lower quality products, corruption here can lead to expired medicines being delivered or buildings being constructed to a poor standard.
It can be hard to determine this type of corruption as a lack of performance monitoring or audits on the part of relevant officials may facilitate poor contract delivery.