Transparent Procurement for COVID-19: A Conversation with Implementers for the OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum
Thursday, March 25, 2021
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From everyday protective equipment to complex medical devices, the rapid spread of COVID-19 has triggered massive government spending in support of patients, healthcare providers, and other essential workers. In this interactive discussion session at the 2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum, the World Justice Project will speak with local justice champions about their efforts to increase transparency in government procurement during the global pandemic. The conversation will focus on practical recommendations and lessons learned over the past year, and how they might apply to the emerging challenges posed by national vaccination programs.
This virtual session is part of the World Justice Project's Rule of Law Solutions Initiative, a narrative research and reporting program. The World Justice Project is a Knowledge Partner of the virtual 2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum.
Andrea Nelson Mauro, Project Manager and Data Journalist, OnData
Andrea Nelson Mauro is an Italian journalist, and expert in data journalism and open data. He is co-founder of OnData, an Italian non-profit association that promotes the opening of public data to make it accessible to all. OnData's "AppaltiPOP" project is a finalist in the World Justice Project’s 2021 World Justice Challenge.
Dr. Kurt Ver Beek, President, Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa
Dr. Kurt Ver Beek is the President of the Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa (ASJ), a Honduran civil society organization dedicated to combatting corruption and violence and making public systems work for the most vulnerable. For over 20 years, Dr. Ver Beek taught as a professor of Sociology at Calvin University, where he co-directed the Justice Studies semester in Honduras. He has a Ph.D. in Development Sociology from Cornell University, and he is the author of Call for Justice, a book about the theory and practice of justice co-written with philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff. ASJ's "Constructing Transparency: Promoting Justice in Honduras Through Good Governance and Strong Public Management" project is a finalist in the World Justice Project’s 2021 World Justice Challenge.
Dr. Joseph Haley, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow, World Justice Project (Moderator)
Dr. Joseph Haley is the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow at the World Justice Project. Dr. Haley manages WJP's Rule of Law Solutions Initiative, a qualitative research and reporting program that shares effective practices for strengthening the rule of law. He holds a PhD in English from Johns Hopkins University, where he was a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Expository Writing Program. He is also part of the inaugural cohort of Emerging Leadership Fellows at the Witness Institute, a foundation dedicated to furthering the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel.