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Day 3: Friday 17 November

11:30 - 14:00 Morning Workshops

Workshop 1.4: OECD Anti-Bribery Convention: How can the pressure be maintained?

Coordinator: Patrick Moulette (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development)
Contact: patrick.moulette@oecd.org

Date: Friday 11:30 to 14:00

In the context of the entry into force of UNCAC and with the upcoming end of the Phase 2 monitoring exams by the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, it is timely to discuss whether additional, complementary, alternative or new efforts are required to enhance pressure aimed at eradicating transnational corruption.

The Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions was negotiated and adopted nine years ago. 36 countries are Parties to this Convention, which entered into force in February 1999. All Parties strengthened their anti-corruption legislation by enacting rules and laws outlawing and sanctioning bribery of foreign public officials.

The OECD and its Working Group on Bribery have played a leading role in fighting bribery and corruption in international business deals for more than a decade by establishing high anti-bribery standards, carrying out rigorous monitoring, engaging in dialogue with business and civil society and building strong regional partnerships.

Despite the significant progress achieved and the landmark represented by the OECD Convention in international cooperation to fight corruption and bribery, much remains to be done to improve the effective implementation and enforcement of the Convention.

Moderator: Patrick Moulette (Head, Anti-Corruption Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD)Paper

Rapporteur: Nicola Ehlermann-Cache (Administrator, Anti-Corruption Division, OECD)Workshop Report

Panellists:
Fritz Heimann (Chairman, Transparency International United States)
Kirstine Drew (Project Manager, UNICORN)
Alan Bacarese (Crown Prosecution Service, United Kingdom)
Jean-Pierre Vidon (Ambassador of France)

Workshop 2.4: Access to information and Transparency in Fiduciary Public Funds: a comparative analysis between Argentina, Guatemala, and Mexico

Coordinator: Marvin Flores (Acción Ciudadana)
Contact: contratacionespub@accionciudadana.org.gt

Date: Friday 11:30 to 14:00

In the past few years, the Fiduciary Public Funds have been discretional and not very transparent. This phenomenon has resulted in public money not arriving to the intended beneficiaries and infrastructure projects, and being hidden in private accounts by acts of corruption and political clientelism. This workshop will focus on the comparison of the most important experiences in Fiduciary Public Funds in order to identify the best practices. In specific, the workshop will discuss the mechanisms and systems that have successfully reduced levels of discretion and corruption.

Moderator: Marvin Flores (Acción Ciudadana)

Rapporteur:

Panellists:

Christian Gruenberg (Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth, Argentina)
Mayra Palenza (Camara de Comercio, Guatemala)
Rosario Quiroz (Industrial Fabrics Association International)

Workshop 4.4 Creating an anti-corruption agenda for post communist societies: Learning from Latin America's experiences

Coordinator: Olga Nazario (Casals & Associates, Inc., Washington)
Contact: onazario@casals.com

Date: Friday 11:30 to 14:00

The workshop seeks to apply Latin America’s best practices to the unique challenges faced by post-communist societies in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Eastern Europe. Following a brief review the characteristics of corruption in post-communist societies, panel will present key aspects of an anti-corruption agenda, which will be completed with the inputs of the participants/attendees using deliberative methodology. That agenda will become an action plan for those attending and results would be evaluated in the following Anti-Corruption Conference in 2008.

Moderator: Olga Nazario (Casals & Associates, Inc. Washington)

Rapporteur: Karla E. Salas (Casals & Associates, Inc./Guatemala)Workshop Report

Panellists:
Martha Cecilia Villada (Partners of the Americas/Bolivia)Paper
Michael Geertson (Casals & Associates, Inc.) PaperPresentation
Olga Nazario (Casals & Associates, Inc./Washington) PaperPresentation
Liga Stafecka (Transparency International Latvia) Presentation
Kreshnik Spahiu (Citizens Advocacy Office/Albania)


Workshop 5.4: The Business of Sports and Corruption

Coordinator: Sylvia Schenk (Transparency International Germany)
Contact: sylvia.schenk@ashurst.com

Date: Friday 11:30 to 14:00

Although sport is the most globalized interest all over the world with billion of spectators for example during the Olympic Games or the FIFA World Cup, an important economic factor and a tool to get in touch with people the international fight against corruption and Transparency International up to now did not deal with this issue. There have recently been some activities by individuals or national chapters of Transparency International but no joint approach.

This workshop at the IACC in Guatemala should start the discussion within the anti-corruption movement, spread the information about actual activities, help to develop an action plan and to find possible partners for future action.

Moderator: Sylvia Schenk (Transparency International Germany)

Rapporteur: Stan Cutzach (Governance Coordinator, Transparency International Secretariat)Workshop Report

Panellists:
Anne Schwöbel
(Managing Director, Transparency International Switzerland) Presentation
Henri Roemer (European Football Association UEFA) Paper
Jens Sejer Andersen (Director, Play the Game, Denmark)Presentation


Workshop 6.4 Multilateral Development Banks Mechanisms to Investigate and Sanction Corruption in Its activities

Coordinator: Steve Zimmermann (Inter-American Development Bank)
Contact: STEPHENZ@iadb.org

Date: Friday 11:30 to 14:00

The heads of each of the integrity and anti-corruption offices for the five leading Multilateral Development Banks will jointly discuss and compare the mechanisms each employ to combat corruption in activities financed by the Banks. Topics to be discussed will include investigative processes and techniques, sanctioning mechanisms, the voluntary disclosure program and efforts to leverage investigative results. Panelists will also discuss the recently announced results of the IFI Anti-Corruption Task Force's efforts to harmonize anti-corruption activities among the world's leading international financial institutions.

Moderator: Steve Zimmermann (Chief, Office of Institutional Integrity, Inter-American Development Bank)
Rapporteur:Roberto de Michele (Inter-American Development Bank)Workshop Report

Panellists:
Steve Zimmermann (Chief, Office of Institutional Integrity, Inter-American Development Bank)
Suzanne Folsom (Director, Department of Institutional Integrity, World Bank)
Lee Marler (Deputy Compliance Officer, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
A. Michael Stevens (Director, Integrity Division, Office of the Auditor General, Asia Development Bank)
Eddie Ouko (Auditor General, Africa Development Bank)


Workshop 7.4 The Role of Law Enforcement in the Facilitation of International Anti-Corruption Instruments

Coordinator: The Hon. Barry O’Keefe (Clayton Utz Lawyers, Chair IACC Council)


Date: Friday 11:30 to 14:00

Te workshop will feature a panel of law enforcement experts who will present three case studies dealing with the role of law enforcement in the facilitation of anti-corruption instruments:

  1. Successful outcome – where investigator, prosecutors and the judiciary have the necessary competence, integrity and professionalism
  2. Failure: Where there is good investigation but inadequate or corrupt judiciary
  3. Failure: Where there is corruption in the investigative process, a good prosecution and an adequate and honest judiciary.

Each of the cases will involve international elements, highlight problems and indicate possible solutions under international instruments. The panel of experts will address the specific challenges involved in giving effect to the international instrument including the UNCAC.

Moderator: Barry O’Keefe (Chair IACC Council)

Rapporteur: Steve Gwilliam (Detective Chief Superintendent, Anti-Corruption Command, Metropolitan Police, London)Workshop Report

Panellists:
Ryan Wong (Director of Investigations Independent Commission Against Corruption Hong Kong, Member IACC Council)
Michael Dowie (Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police, Hong Kong)
Franz-H. Bruener (Director-General, European Commission, European Anti-Fraud Office OLAF)
Michel Girodo (Professor School of Psychology, University of Ottawa)
Rainer Bührer (Assistant Director, Interpol)
Michael Hershman (President The Fairfax Group; Member IACC Council)

Workshop 8.4: Constrains and Challenges of Investigative Journalism against Corruption

Coordinator: Inés Selvood (El Clarín, Universidad de Buenos Aires)
Contact: ineselvood@yahoo.com.ar

Date: Friday 11:30 to 14:00

This workshop is aimed at a broad range of participants: Those who want to learn more about the important role that the investigative journalism plays in the fight against corruption and the perspective of the different actors and themes involved to make it happen.

The experts will address key elements of the different groups engaged in investigating corruption cases, promoting that the investigation is a key element to fight corruption and stressing important topics such as ethics. The presentations of the experts and the comments of the participants will be gathered in a final document that will include the relevant experiences of the panellists and develop the knowledge about investigative journalism. The rapporteur will ensure the publication of the conclusions drawn from the interventions.

Corruption continues to be a major problem for democracies. One of the main tools in the fight against corruption is having an independent press, resources to investigate, and skilled journalist to carry out investigations. Investigative journalism exposes itself to pressures and dangers and media concerns do not dedicate enough resources for investigators because the investment is too big and risky.

The main workshop objective is to show that investigative journalism can change the course of a country, through uncovering scandals that can for example result in the demission of public officials and make the citizens aware of how are public funds being mismanaged. The goal of the workshop is to raise awareness of the problems that journalist face from different perspectives, possible solutions for this and to show how civil society can contribute to have a better framework.

Moderator: Maria O’Donnell (Journalist, Author, Radio Mitre Argentina)

Rapporteur: Inés Selvood (El Clarín, Universidad de Buenos Aires) Workshop Report

Panellists:
Juan Luis Font
(Co-Director, Newspaper El Periódico, Guatemala)
Guido Rodríguez (Director, Newspaper Panamá América, Panamá)
Tamoa Calzadilla (Reporter Newspaper El Mundo; Winner of the IPYS-TILAC Investigative Journalism Award, Venezuela)
Gerardo Reyes (Reporter El Nuevo Herald, USA)

Workshop 8.5: Latin American anticorruption offices experiences, strengths and weaknesses.

Coordinator: Violeta Mazariegos (Member of the Presidential Commission for Transparency and Anticorruption)Paper


Date: Friday 11:30 to 14:00

The creation of ethics offices, commissions and programs from the Executive Organism it’s Latin America’s own mechanism. Each mechanism has a common objective: respond each program and commitment coming from the governmental scope, being complementary to all the supervise institutions and control organisms existent in each country. These organisms have its own particularities, less efficient than others, taking care of its scope, competition, budget and relative autonomy legal. The continuity of the policies impelled from these instances seemed one of the main weaknesses, in spite of the effectiveness that many of them have.

This workshop looks for to share with the leaders of these offices or commissions, its experience, as well as the challenges that confront for their effectiveness and continuity. In addition to the panellists, one had leaders of other offices and commissions in Latin America, reason why the debate hopes to conclude with findings and recommendations for the fortification of the fight against the corruption from the governmental scope and the establishment in agreements it enters the same ones.

Workshop objectives:

  1. To promote a debate between the leaders of the different offices and commissions from anticorruption in Latin America, allowing analyzing the weaknesses and strengths of each one of these mechanisms impelled from the executive organism.
  2. To develop recommendations to assure the long term continuity, of the practical, politics and the programs improvements that has been implemented in the different governmental periods.
  3. To establish mechanisms of cooperation and exchange between the different initiatives and programs anticorruption in the region.
Moderator: Hugo Maúl (Presidential Commissioner for Transparency and Anticorruption)

Rapporteur: Sergio Membreño (Executive director of the national advice anticorruption of Honduras)

Panellists:
Haydee Acosta (executive director of the public ethics office of the presidency of Nicaragua)
Octavio Díaz (Executive secretary of the Intersectorial Commission for the Transparency and fight against the Corruption of the Secretary of the Public Function)Presentation
Abel Fleitas (Public prosecutor of Administrative Control, the Office of Anticorruption of the Ministry of Justice of Argentina)
Rodrigo Lara (Executive Director of the Presidential Program of Fight against corruption of Colombia)



Special Strategic Session: The SME challenge: How can smaller businesses tackle bribery and corruption?

Coordinator: Peter Wilkinson (Transparency International UK)Paper
Contact: p.wilkinson@pwa-cr.com

Date: Friday 11:30 to 14:00

Initiatives for countering corruption in the private sector are mainly focused on larger firms but medium and small enterprises (SMEs) represent the majority of the world business organisations, especially in the developing world. SMEs’ encounter with corruption issues will usually be either through a) experience of corrupt demands or b) qualification requirements placed on them in the supply chain by customers - larger companies or public bodies – to show that they have in place codes of conduct and implementation of associated procedures.

The workshop will, as an open discussion group, explore the current environment for countering corruption in SMEs and explore practical ways in which SMEs can be encouraged to improve integrity practices and counter corruption. The workshop will be asked to look at issues such as defining the scope of what can be practical, what advice and support could be given and how this could best be delivered. To set the scene, speakers will describe current initiatives and tools and two companies – one large and one SME – will present their experiences of supply chain requirements.

Moderator: Djordjija Petkoski (Head, Private Sector and Competitiveness, World Bank Institute)

Rapporteur: Alesia Kachur (Transparency International Secretariat) Workshop Report

Panellists:
Elaine Burns (Independent Consultant) Paper
Gustavo A. Yepes López (Transparency International Colombia) Presentation
Badri el Meouchi (Co-Executive Director, Lebanese Transparency Association) Presentation
Guillermo Eduardo Monroy (CentraRSE, Guatemala) Presentation
Ronald Berenbeim (The Conference Board) Presentation


15:00 - 17:30 Afternoon Workshops


Workshop 1.5: The Asset Recovery Paradigm: Taking the Gain Out of Public Corruption

Coordinators: Tim Steele (UK Department for International Development); Marcel van den Bogaard (Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs); James M. Meyer (Harper Meyer)
Contact: t-steele@dfid.gov.uk

Date: Friday 15:00 to 17:30

The workshop will provide an introduction to the possible areas of collaboration between civil asset recovery actors and governmental actors through UN-based mechanisms like the UN Convention Against Corruption and legislative mechanisms such as the Dutch asset recovery trust fund. Specifically, the first portion of the workshop will concentrate on the U.N. Convention Against Corruption and the upcoming Conference of the States Parties (Amman, 10-14 December 2006). There will also be discussion regarding the Dutch initiative for a Trust Fund on Asset Recovery. This second half of the workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction to a proven civil asset recovery paradigm, specifically a “how to” while discussing the roadblocks and challenges, along with practical solutions, for use in the execution of a public corruption investigation and the initiation of an asset recovery operation to recover the proceeds of the crime.

A world-class panel of experts, including top anti-corruption legal counsel, an international forensic accountant, a renowned investigator and governmental officials will discuss how to investigate, prosecute and litigate civil claims, often simultaneously in multiple jurisdictions, to recover the proceeds of public corruption.

Moderator: Edward H. Davis, Jr., Esq. (Attorney, Astigarraga Davis, United States)

Rapporteur: Ana Isabel Garrido, Esq. (Corporación Multi-Inversiones, S.A., Guatemala) Workshop Report

Panellists:
Hon. John Jeremie (Attorney General, The Government of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago)
William Lozada (Forensic Accountant, Deloitte & Touche Tohmatsu, United States)
D.C. Page (Investigator, Verasys LLC, United States)
Andrew Witts, Esq. (Partner, Lawrence Graham LLP, England)
Lic. Alfonso Carrillo, Esq. (Carrillo y Asociados, Guatemala)
Tim Steele (UK Department of International Development)
Marcel van den Bogaard (Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs)


Workshop 2.5 Administrative and Grand Corruption within the Judiciary

Coordinator: Keith E. Henderson (Senior Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Advisor, IFES and the Washington College of Law at American University)
Contact: khenderson@ifes.org

Date: Friday 15:00 to 17:30

This panel includes presentations from victims of judicial corruption and advocacy groups, as well as several global and regional legal reform practitioners representing both regional and global NGOs and governmental organizations, including the Due Process of Law Foundation, the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime and the Justice Studies Centre of the Americas.

Through research and case studies, the panel will present (i) survey research outlining the known causes, manifestations and myriad human and economic costs of administrative and grand judicial corruption; (ii) how opportunities for judicial corruption can be reduced through the reform process; and (iv) how to promote judicial integrity, independence, accountability and access to fair and effective justice through regional and global strategic frameworks and systematic monitoring and reporting. Lessons learned, best practices and case studies from several countries in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East will be highlighted.

Moderator: Keith E. Henderson (Senior Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Advisor, IFES and the Washington College of Law at American University)

Rapporteur: Katya Salazar (Programs Director, Due Process of Law Foundation, United States)

Panellists:
Helen Mack (President and Founder, The Myrna Mack Foundation, Guatemala)
Keith Henderson (Senior Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Advisor, IFES; Adjunct Professor, American University’s Washington College of Law)Paper
Eduardo Bertoni (Executive Director, Due Process of Law Foundation, Latin America)
Judge Dolores Español (Founding Member of TI; TI-Philippines)

Workshop 3.5: Preventing Corruption in Forestry: Challenges and Opportunities for the Private Sector

Coordinator: Kenneth Rosenbaum (Senior Advisor, Forest Integrity Network; Sylvan Environmental Consultants)
Contact: kenro@syenco.com

Date: Friday 15:00 to 17:30


Rapporteur: Andrea Figari (Programme Manager, Global Programme on Securing Access to Information, Forest Integrity Network, Transparency International Secretariat)Workshop Report

Panellists:
Alfred Bronwell (President, Green Advocates, Liberia)Presentation
Susan Côté-Freeman (Programme Manager Business Principles for Countering Bribery, Transparency International)
Kenneth Rosenbaum (Senior Advisor, Forest Integrity Network; Sylvan Environmental Consultants)Presentation

Workshop 4.5 Financial Disclosure Programs for Public Officials: why they are essential, how they operate, the politics of establishing them (Coordinator: Rick Messick (World Bank) has been combined with the special training session Preventing Conflicts of Interest in the Public Sector” (Friday, 15:00-19:30, Obelisco-Independencia).


Workshop 5.5 The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: A potentially powerful multi-stakeholder tool for advancing corporate accountability

Coordinator: Shirley Van Buiren (Transparency International Germany)
Contact: svbuiren@gmx.de

Friday 15:00 to 17:30

Along the lines of what we need to do more to energize the fight against corruption, this workshop will focus attention on an international “hybrid” instrument entailing unrecognised potentials for influencing multinational private sector behaviour.

The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are a prime example of an international instrument with still unused opportunities for collaborate CSOs strategies for fighting corruption and its concomitant social and economic ills. Based on the conviction that the Guideline potentials merit far greater attention than the anti-corruption movement is aware of, this workshop will highlights this instrument’s unique characteristics (voluntary CSR standards reinforced by international endorsement, national obligations to promote adherence and a multi-stakeholder role in monitoring compliance) and focus on how they could be used to form strategic alliances for improving corporate accountability and anti-corruption standards in OECD based MNEs.

Moderator: Hugh Williamson (Correspondent, Financial Times Germany)

Rapporteur: Shirley Van Buiren (Transparency International Germany) Workshop Report

Panellists:
Willem van der Leeuw (Dutch representative on the OECD Investment Committee and Chairman of the Dutch Nnal Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines) Paper
Elena A. Panfilova (Director Centre for Anti-Corruption Research and Initiatives / Transparency International Russia) atio
Roland Schneider (Senior Policy Advisor, Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OECD)Paper
Peter Pennartz (Director, International Restructuring Education Network (IRENE), Netherlands; founding member of OECD Watch) Paper
Jermyn Brooks (former worldwide chairman of Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Senior Advisor of TI)Paper


Workshop 6.5 What carrots, which sticks? Determining appropriate roles for donor institutions in anti-corruption measures

Coordinator: Lucy Hayes (Eurodad -European Network on Debt and Development, Belgium)
Contact: lhayes@eurodad.org

Date: Friday 15:00 to 17:30

This workshop will begin by debating the roles of IFIs (WB/IMF) in promoting transparency and financial accountability in the use of funds flowing into developing countries (aid, debt relief and recovered assets). The final half an hour will then be used to discuss one particular strategy for improving the transparency of these institutions themselves.

The last year has seen very prominent official and public debates about the roles of the IFIs both in perpetuating and tackling corruption in developing countries. Corruption can lead to the misuse of funds, such that they do not reach intended beneficiaries. In the worst cases, funds may even be counter-productive, leading to consolidation of undemocratic elites or funds may stimulate corruption by constituting a source of rents and undermining governance capacity in recipient countries. Whereas effective funding reaches its intended beneficiaries and achieves the objectives for which it was provided.

The IFIs should ensure that funds are not lost to corruption because they have a responsibility to intended beneficiaries and as well as to taxpayers in donor nations. They face dilemmas, however: How can transparency criteria for preventing corruption be put in place without disempowering governments and/or citizens in developing countries? What are the boundaries between contractual obligations and inappropriate conditionalities? How can anti-corruption be mainstreamed into development assistance?

The panel will debate the advantages and disadvantages of different anti-corruption measures, the World Bank’s’ repositioning on anti-corruption, how desirable and coherent are these policies and do they support or undermine financial accountability efforts by citizens and parliaments on the ground and will set out the key role of citizens of recipient nations, CSOs, beneficiaries, etc, in ensuring funds are used effectively.

The final half an hour of the workshop will be used to present the IFI Transparency Charter, a set of standards developed by CSOs to guide the process of opening up these influential institutions.

Moderator: Lucy Hayes (Policy and Advocacy Officer, Eurodad, Belgium)

Rapporteur: Alessandra Fontana (Project Coordinator, Transparency International)Workshop Report

Panellists:
Alejandro Bendana (Director, Centro de Estudios Internacionales, Nicaragua)
Sally O’Neill (Central American Regional Director, Trócaire, Honduras)
Angela Keller-Herzog (Global Programmes, Transparency International Secretariat)
Toby McIntosh (Freedom of Information) Paper

Workshop 7.5: Denying Safe Haven to the Corrupted and Those that Corrupt Them, and Their Assets
Coordinator: Diane Kohn (Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State)
Contact: KohnDM@state.gov

Date: Friday 15:00 to 17:30

Impunity continues to be one of the greatest challenges to fighting corruption. The international community has agreed to use tools to address impunity, including depriving the corrupt of access to their ill-gotten gains, and returning the proceeds of corruption to the rightful parties.

This workshop is designed to review the components of the “No Safe Haven” policy, and discuss how these tools can be strengthened or what new tools could be developed.

Moderator: Diane Kohn (Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State)

Rapporteur: Charles A. Caruso (American Bar Association) Workshop Report

Panellists:
Dr. José Ugaz (Benitez, De las Casas, Forno y Ugaz, Former Special Prosecutor in Peru)
Kathleen Hamann (Powell Goldstein, LLP, U.S. Department of Justice)
John Githongo (Founder of TI Kenya and former Chairman of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission)
Nuhu Ribadu (Chairman Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nigeria)


Workshop 8.6 Towards Strengthening Civil Society Parliamentary Network

Coordinator: Khalil Gebara (Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption and Arab Region Parliamentarians Against Corruption) and Rayan Majed (Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption and Arab Region Parliamentarians Against Corruption)
Contact: kgebara@transparency-lebanon.org

Date: Friday 15:00 to 17:30

This workshop comes as a result of lack cooperation between Civil Society and parliamentarians in Arab countries. A workshop for members of Arab members of parliaments organized in April 200 in Beirut in the framework of the Fifth MENA Development Forum (MDF5), resulted in a set of recommendations to improve the capacities of parliamentarians to accomplish their duties. One of the major recommendations pointed out the importance of establishing common grounds of action between CSOs and Parliaments.

This workshop is an opportunity to bring together members of Arab parliaments (members of ARPAC) together with members of civil society to discuss the loopholes of their relations and develop an action plan that would ameliorate the quality of services supplied to citizens. International activists will present an international perspective of the question.

Moderator: John Williams (Chairman, GOPAC)

Rapporteur: Rayan Majed (Arab Region Parliamentarians Against Corruption-ARPAC)

Panellists:
Azmi Shuabi (Transparency International Palestine)
Mohammad Mattar (Chairman, LTA)
John Williams (Chair, GOPAC)
Charity Wakaba (APNAC)
Javier de Jesús Cabreja Polanco (Participación Ciudadana)


Special Training Session: Preventing Conflicts of Interest in the Public Sector

Coordinator: Roberto de Michelle (Office of Institutional Integrity, Inter-American Development Bank); Janos Bertok (Innovation and Integrity OECD Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate); Rick Messick (Senior Public Sector Specialist, World Bank)
Contact: robertodem@iadb.org

Date: Friday 15:00 to 19:30

The Inter-American Development Bank and the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development will host a training workshop to present and discuss the key elements for a sound policy to prevent and manage conflict on interest in the public sector. The objectives of this workshop are to:

  1. improve the understanding of the basic elements of effective policies to prevent conflict of interest;
  2. increase the capacity of participants to integrate the different elements of an effective policy to prevent conflict of interest and
  3. strengthen mechanisms that increase public integrity and avert corruption.
Most countries have adopted international treaties that require implementing policies to detect and prevent conflict of interest, including financial disclosure policies. The workshop will explore and review alternative strategies and measures to effectively regulate, detect and prevent conflict of interest.

Moderator: Roberto de Michele (Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Institutional Integrity of the Inter-Development Bank)

Panellists:
Robert Benson (Deputy Ethics Commissioner, Office of the Ethics Commissioner, Canada)Paper
Roberto de Figueiredo Caldas (Member of the Commission of Public Ethics) Paper
Hiram Morales Lugo (Executive Director, Office of Governmental Ethics, Puerto Rico) Paper Paper
Malcolm Sparrow (Professor of the Practice of Public Management; John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)
Rick Messick (Senior Public Sector Specialist, World Bank)


   


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