LIVE CHAT: Calling on ‘Radical Transparency’ to Root Out Corruption
This is a multilingual chat! Please feel free to submit your questions in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.
The World Bank Group believes that corruption is one of the major obstacles to ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity for the poorest people. Corruption erodes public trust in government, undermines the rule of law, and weakens progress to implement the Sustainable Development Goals.
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People around the world are now demanding greater transparency and accountability from their governments and the global financial system.
At the London Anti-Corruption Summit in May 2016, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim called on the world to come together and engage in “radical transparency” to root out the perpetrators of corruption who often operate with intermediaries in the shadow of the global financial system to move, disguise, and launder ill-gotten gains into the legitimate economy.
Join us for a live chat with World Bank experts as they discuss progress in understanding corruption and its drivers and how transparency is helping root out corruption.
What do you want to know?
- Where are we today in our understanding of the big picture of the causes and consequences of corruption?
- What are the latest policy measures and programs that governments can employ to make progress on financial transparency to fight corruption?
- How can we use advances in information sharing and digital technology to curtail and expose corrupt practices?
- What’s the link between tax evasion and corruption?
- Corruption dialogue often focuses on tackling corruption in developing countries, but what is the role of developed countries, considering that ill-gotten assets are often sheltered there?
- How can the global financial sector help fight corruption?
- What’s the role of the private sector and civil society to help expose and fight corruption?
- How can we make sure those individuals who call out corruption don’t end up victimized for their defense of transparency?
You can ask these and other questions in advance on this page or using hashtag #RootingOutCorruption