2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

Mar 25th | 3:00 pm CET - 03:30 pm CET

REGISTER: T-index: Empowering transparency in Corona times


This session needs to be registered for separately from the Forum - scroll down to access the registration form, or copy the link into your browser: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUoceygqjIoHddtovwPUPeWwfxfMYOzwHhF. This session is organised by The European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State Building (ERCAS) at Hertie School , Knowledge Partner of the virtual 2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum. The language of this session is English. Solutions to a corrupt public health demand an infrastructure in transparency which can only be developed between crises. However, while this pandemic increased opportunities for corruption, it also prompted long due digitalization reforms. The ERCAS team takes this opportunity to offer a clear reform agenda by submitting for 122 countries a Transparency (T) index based on observable websites. The analysis of the results (broken by different tools, such as fiscal transparency, financial disclosures, judicial transparency, land cadaster, etc.) and by continents shows that de facto transparency works to deter corruption. The T-index consists in an addition of 14 essential websites (containing the full information which enables enlightened citizens to defend themselves from corruption, plus six essential legal conventions (1-20). Therefore, it provides a clear roadmap for governments and civil society watchdogs to advocate for the transparency which matters to reduce corruption. Join our session to see how your country does and what is still left to do to reach 20. Speakers: Prof. Dr Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, ERCAS Roberto Martinez Barranco Kukutschka , Transparency International senior researcher Organisation's website: www.againstcorruption.eu