Fundamentals of Strategic Advising in Reform Environments

Step 7 of 10: Lesson Four - Functioning in a Complex Environment
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Dilemmas and Tradeoffs – Part 4: Blow the Whistle or Not…?

Once engaged with a local counterpart on finding solutions, what should you do if you encounter unethical behavior or corrupt practices?

Anticipating this possibility will help you handle it. Start by looking for the implications of the behavior or practice within the local political context. Then you can move on to weighing the impact of a decision - potentially, deciding between "blowing the whistle" to expose corruption and allowing a project to continue flourishing. These decisions should be made on a case-by-case basis.

The audio on this page gives advice on how best to weigh the options and make such decisions

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