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Health and Environment: Related Publications

◊ Related Publications ◊

Environmental Protection:

Public Health and Healthcare:

  • The World Health Report 2000  How is the Public Interest Protected Chapter 6
    • Governments as Stewards of Health Resources
    • Source: The World Health Organization
  • Office of the Ombudsman, Malta - To Improve Health Services for All - Citizens’ Rights for a better Quality of Life
    • In 2010, the amendments to the Maltese Ombudsman Act provided for the appointment of Commissioners for Administrative Investigations in specialized areas of public administration, specifically in Health, Environment and Planning and Education.
  • The World Health Organization Guide to Healthy Food Markets
    • With over half of the world’s population now living in urban areas, food markets have become important sources of affordable food for many millions of people. At the same time, however, such markets have been associated with major outbreaks of diseases, including cholera, SARS and avian influenza. Food markets vary greatly from country to country and even from province to province, depending on the local culture, socioeconomic conditions, food varieties and dietary preferences. This guide is intended as a basic orientation and reference point for developing a Healthy Food Market pilot project.

Science in the Public Service:

Protecting the Public's Interests:

  • The Gendered Impact of Corruption: Who Suffers More - Men or Women by Frédéric Boehm and Erika Sierra
    • What supports the claim that corruption causes more suffering for women than men? By distinguishing between indirect victimization and direct victimization, it is reasonable to assume women suffer more, and differently, than men. A review of the scarce evidence on the direct impacts of corruption qualifies this claim to some extent.
  • Corruption in the Construction of Public Infrastructure: Critical Issues in Project Preparation by Jill Wells
    • Corruption in the construction of public infrastructure has particularly serious implications for developing countries. Inappropriate project choice, high prices, poor quality, excessive time and cost overruns, inadequate maintenance, and low returns, among other challenges, impact negatively on economic growth and poverty alleviation.
  • Corruption and Collective Action by Heather Marquette and Caryn Peiffer
    • Increasingly it is argued that anti-corruption efforts have not worked because they are based on inadequate theory, suggesting that collective action theory offers a better understanding of corruption than the principal-agent theory usually used. This paper, published in collaboration with the Developmental Leadership Programme (DLP), argues that both theories are in fact valuable.