This session is organised by the Centre for Corruption Studies, University of Sussex, Knowledge Partner of the virtual 2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum - please scroll down for the recording.
Across the world, the Covid crisis has been linked with corruption. In both developed and emerging economies this has led to a simple question: who is in charge of a country's anti-corruption approaches? There have been scandals in public procurement, public appointments, healthcare access and vaccine distribution, and the distribution of state subsidies, as well as the door being opened to corruption in other areas while institutions are weakened and public and political attention, is diverted elsewhere. Yet in many countries, the accumulation of corruption risks and scandals has gone largely un-managed in the face of the overwhelming crisis.
This has revealed a systemic weakness in the national and global governance of corruption: while many countries have arrangements to deal with corruption-related issues, such as anti-corruption agencies, there is seldom a mechanism to ensure those anti-corruption responses have been effectively designed and are fit for purpose. The pandemic has demonstrated that many countries have a problem with the governance of their anti-corruption approaches. But what does good look like, and are there parts of the world where best practice can be discerned? This workshop will bring together a panel of experts to debate these questions.
• Liz Dávid-Barrett – Director of the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption
• Robert Barrington – former head of Transparency International UK and Professor of Anti-Corruption Practice at the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption
• Laura Alonso – Former head of the Anti-Corruption Office of Argentina
• Jungoh Son – Anti-Corruption Policy Advisor, ACRC Secondee to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Link to the CSC website: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/research/centres/centre-for-study-of-corruption/