IWMI Develops Code of Ethics

  • IWMI_logo_large_WEBIWMI has conducted several studies on various aspects of water integrity, including unethical practices in the construction of water infrastructures (Venot) and in large-scale land and water acquisitions (Williams), drivers shaping the practices and behaviour of civil servants in the irrigation bureaucracy (Suhardiman, Shah), ways to enhance accountability in community driven multiple use water services (van Koppen), permit systems (Wegerich, Van Koppen)  and to devolve decision-making power to farmers in the design and management of irrigation systems, notably through participatory rapid diagnosis and action planning (Lemperiere).

    Now, IWMI has also initiated a reflection internally to develop a code of ethics to ensure integrity in its research activities. A set of procedures will be implemented in 2014 to assess the ethical implications of new research projects ranging from research design to fieldwork and data collection, data analysis and management and publication and propose ways to address these.