REPLAY: Integrity in COVID-19 response: Civil society organisations (CSO) Value Added
This session is organised by Partnership for Transparency, Knowledge Partner of the virtual 2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum - please scroll down for the recording.
Integrity in COVID-19 response (comprised of health services including vaccination, social protection, and income transfer programs) requires transparency, adherence to rules, accountability, and control of corruption. The first wave of response programs has shown that government-run efforts do not always embrace integrity or equitably meet the needs of the communities they serve. That is where civil society steps in. From the onset of the pandemic, PTF has supported civil society partners on the front lines and advocated for enhanced integrity in emergency response. In this session, representatives from India, Argentina, and Uganda will join PTF to discuss integrity challenges and lessons learned from the first phase of their monitoring work. The discussion will focus on how the work to enhance integrity in pandemic response can be scaled to run on national or local levels, and how it may be applied to enhance the equity and efficiency of vaccine distribution campaigns.
• Marlon Agaba, Head of Programs at the Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda
• Pablo Secchi, Executive Director, Poder Ciudadano, Argentina
• Akhila Sivadas, Executive Director, Centre for Advocacy and Research, India
• Vinay Bhargava, Chief Technical Adviser, Partnership for Transparency
• moderated by Haleh Bridi, Board Member, Partnership for Transparency
Organisation’s website: www.ptfund.org