9th regional seminar: political economy of corruption

 

On 9-10 September 2009, the ADB/OECD Initiative held a regional seminar on the Political Economy of Corruption. The event featured a keynote address by Ms Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International, entitled "Anti-Corruption and the Sustainable Development Platform". Calling the Initiative "the first of its kind in the region", Ms Labelle applauded the Initiative for the great strides it is making in the fight against corruption. The seminar included speakers from several Asia-Pacific countries and ADB, OECD, and Transparency International.

 agenda
 list of participants
 press release
 Keynote address by Huguette Labelle, Chair, Transparency International
 Speech by Ursula Schaefer-Preuss, Vice President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, ADB

 The Initiative's other training seminars

 

Papers and Presentations in the 9th Regional Seminar

Session 1: Political Economy of Corruption - Demystified

 Jason Sharman, Griffith University, Australia: Politically Exposed Persons - Jason Sharman, Griffith University, Australia (presentation)

 

Sessions 2 and 3: Case Study on Political Economy Analysis - Anticorruption Reforms

 Keith Johnson, Consultant: Case Study on Political Economy Analysis: Development & Implementation of a National Anti-Corruption Strategy – Keith Johnson, Consultant

 

Session 4: Strengthening Independence of Integrity Institutions

 Kamarudin Jaffar, Member of Parliament, Malaysia: The Role of Parliament in Supporting Integrity Institutions – Kamarudin Jaffar, Member of Parliament, Malaysia
 Chimgee Sangaragchaa, Commissioner General of Independent Authority against Corruption of Mongolia: Administrative Structures that Support Independence – Chimgee Sangaragchaa, Commissioner General of Independent Authority against Corruption of Mongolia
 Paul Allsworth, Director of Audit, Cook Islands: Challenges to Auditor Independence: Experience of a Small Pacific Country – Paul Allsworth, Director of Audit, Cook Islands (presentation)
 Barry O'Keefe, Chairman, Interpol's International Group of Experts on Corruption, Australia: An Independent Judiciary – Barry O'Keefe, Chairman, Interpol's International Group of Experts on Corruption, Australia

 

Session 5: Importance of International Legal Instruments in Preventing Political Intervention in Anticorruption Efforts

 William Loo, Senior Policy Analyst, OECD: Political Influence and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention – William Loo, Senior Policy Analyst, OECD
 Sanaul Mostafa, Institute of Governance Studies, Bangladesh: UNCAC as a Basis for Monitoring of Anti-Corruption Efforts in Bangladesh – Sanaul Mostafa, Institute of Governance Studies, Bangladesh
 Merceditas Gutierrez, Ombudsman of the Philippines: UNCAC Pilot Test of Peer Review Mechanisms: Philippine Experience – Merceditas Gutierrez, Ombudsman of the Philippines

 

Session 6: Political Economy in the Natural Resources Sector

 Pascal Fabie, Regional Director for Asia-Pacific, Transparency International Secretariat: TI's Specific Work in the Forestry Sector – Pascal Fabie, Regional Director for Asia-Pacific, Transparency International Secretariat (presentation)
 Keith Johnson, Consultant: The Natural Resource Sector Value Chain and Where the Corruption Vulnerabilities Lie – Keith Johnson, Consultant (presentation)