Anti-Corruption and Open Government in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations for Action
World Justice Challenge Webinar Event
Wednesday, October 28
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In the course of the World Justice Challenge 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis competition, the World Justice Project will convene thematic webinars focused on COVID-19 and its effects on access to justice for all, accountable governance, anti-corruption and open government, and fundamental rights and non-discrimination. Subscribe to WJP's e-newsletter for further competition updates and invitations.
The World Justice Challenge 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis seeks to identify, recognize, and promote good anti-corruption and open government practices and high-impact projects and policies that protect and advance the rule of law in this time of unprecedented crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic gives rise to significant corruption risks. Governments have mobilized massive resources to respond to the health and economic crises. At the same time, many governments have enacted emergency procurement procedures and suspended corruption prevention and enforcement mechanisms. Each of these measures increases risk for corruption and waste. This corruption risk is a rule of law problem in itself. It also compromises the pandemic response, undermining much-needed trust in public institutions, squandering supplies and resources, and impeding their flow to those in need.
Co-sponsored by World Justice Challenge thematic partners the Open Government Partnership and the OECD, this discussion focused on key anti-corruption and open government problems raised and exacerbated by the pandemic. Panelists also discussed recommendations for actions needed to address the crisis' underlying challenges, support an effective recovery process, and build back better rule-of-law-based societies.
- Dan Barr, Partner, Perkins Coie, LLP
- Tonu Basu, Deputy Director of Thematic Policy Areas, Open Government Partnership
- Markus Funk, Chair, White Collar and Investigations Practice, Perkins Coie, LLP
- Giulio Nessi, Policy Research and Advice, Public Sector Integrity Division, Directorate for Public Governance, OECD
- Elizabeth Andersen, moderator, Executive Director, World Justice Project
Anti-Corruption and Open Government Resources
View Anti-Corruption and Open Government Resources on the World Justice Challenge 2021 website.
This webinar event is produced in partnership with the following World Justice Challenge 2021 Thematic Partners:
WJP thanks all of its Challenge sponsors and partners.