Statesmen's Forum: Jim Yong Kim, World Bank President

Anti-Corruption Efforts in Global Development: A Commitment to Act
  • Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013
  • The Center for Strategic and International Studies Project on Prosperity and Development cordially invites you to a discussion on:

    Anti-Corruption Efforts in Global Development:
    A Commitment to Act

    Jim Yong Kim
    President, World Bank Group

    Panel 1:

    Kaushik Basu
    Senior Vice President, Development Economics, and Chief Economist, World Bank 

    Janamitra Devan
    Vice President and Head of Network Finance and Private Sector Development, World Bank

    Ian Solomon
    United States Executive Director, World Bank

    Gerald Hyman
    Senior Advisor and President, Hills Program on Governance, CSIS; Former Director, Office of Democracy and Governance, USAID

    Panel 2:

    Gwen Hines
    United Kingdom Executive Director, World Bank

    Sanjay Pradhan
    Vice President, World Bank Institute

    Nancy Boswell
    Adjunct Associate Professor, American University Washington College of Law; Former President and CEO, Transparency International-USA

    Mark Vlasic
    Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University; Principal, Madison Law and Strategy Group

    Moderated by:

    Daniel F. Runde
    Director, Project on Prosperity and Development and William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS

    With an Introduction by:

    John J. Hamre
    President and CEO, and The Pritzker Chair, CSIS

    January 30, 2013 - 9:00AM to 1:00PM
    B1 Conference Center
    CSIS 1800 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20006

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    Set against the backdrop of fiscal austerity throughout the world, the landscape of development assistance is changing. For governments, attempting to accomplish broad development goals with diminishing resources requires innovative approaches and maximizing the impact of each development dollar spent. Corruption at various levels of the aid delivery process hampers the effectiveness of this assistance and hinders what is already often a tough sell by governments to their legislatures to support foreign aid.

    The World Bank Group, through its policy advice, lending practices, research, enforcement, and convening power, seeks to reduce corruption in developing countries. Within the World Bank, the Integrity Vice Presidency spearheads anti-corruption and transparency efforts. World Bank contributions in this sphere include a number of notable anti-corruption campaigns, such as the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR), the Open Development platform, and the International Corruption Hunters Alliance.

    In his first public speech on anti-corruption, Dr. Kim will discuss the challenges and opportunities around transparency in development, including ongoing efforts and successes. The panels will explore two important sides of the anti-corruption discussion: how corruption risks can be managed, and the costs of corruption to the effectiveness of development.

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