2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

Mar 25th | 4:00 pm CET - 05:00 pm CET

REGISTER: Transparent procurement for COVID-19: Conversation with implementers


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://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sce2urzIjHtBKuU72zS39q9Lm0Ngs1ydC. This session is organised by the World Justice Project, Knowledge Partner of the virtual 2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum. The language of this session is English. From everyday protective equipment to complex medical devices, the rapid spread of COVID-19 has triggered massive government spending in support of patients, healthcare providers and other essential workers. In this interactive discussion session, the World Justice Project speaks with local justice champions about their efforts to increase transparency in government procurement during the global pandemic. Our conversation will focus on practical recommendations and lessons learned over the past year, and how they might apply to the emerging challenges posed by national vaccination programs. This event is part of Rule of Law Solutions Initiative, a narrative research and reporting program of the World Justice Project. Speakers: Andrea Nelson Mauro, Project Manager and Data Journalist, OnData.it Andrea Nelson Mauro is an Italian journalist, expert in Data Journalism and Open Data. He is co-founder of onData, an Italian non-profit association that promotes the opening of public data to make it accessible to all. Dr. Kurt Ver Beek, President, Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa Dr. Kurt Ver Beek is the President of the Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa, a Honduran civil society organization dedicated to combatting corruption and violence and making public systems work for the most vulnerable. For over 20 years, Dr. Ver Beek taught as a professor of Sociology at Calvin University, where he co-directed the Justice Studies semester in Honduras. He has a Ph.D. in Development Sociology from Cornell University, and he is the author of Call for Justice, a book about the theory and practice of justice co-written with philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff. Dr. Joseph Haley, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow, World Justice Project (Moderator) Dr. Joseph Haley is the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow at the World Justice Project (WJP), an international nonprofit dedicated to advancing the rule of law through nonpartisan research and engagement. Joe manages WJP’s Rule of Law Solutions Initiative, a qualitative research and reporting program that shares effective practices for strengthening the rule of law. Joe holds a PhD in English from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining WJP, he was a college writing instructor and a high school literature teacher. In 2008, he completed a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Malaysia. Joe is also part of the inaugural cohort of Emerging Leadership Fellows at the Witness Institute, a foundation dedicated to furthering the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel.