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  • Protecting Elections from Illicit Funding (Ws 4.8)

    2024 is the largest election year in history but illicit money funneled to political parties and campaigns remains the highest risk to electoral integrity. Leaders from government, media, business, and civil society will present ideas that could pave the way for a UN resolution on stricter political finance controls at the UNCAC COSP11 in 2025 in Dubai.

    International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)

    International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), News and Investigations at India Express, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, B20 Integrity and Compliance Task Force, Transparency International (TI – Madagascar) and Transparency International (TI – S)

  • Multistakeholder Approaches Building Consensus for Governance Reform (Ws 6.1)

    Presentation of Multistakeholder Approaches through deliberation by relevant stakeholders in society, such as Government, Business and Civil Society Organizations (CSO) for building consensus in important difficult governance areas. Review of evidence of impact in reforms by TI (e.g. Integrity Pacts, collective action, OECD convention), EITI, FiTI, CoST (Infrastructure Transparency Initiative), LEAP (Local Electricity Access Programme); Kommunale Entwicklungs-Beiräte (KEB). Evaluation and essential features; recommendations for future emphasis.

    Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S)

    Berlin Governance Platform, World Bank, IBLF Global and former Chancellor of the University of Ottawa

  • Ws 3.8 Who's Bad? Toxic Environments, Pitfalls & Tactics for Measuring Corruption around The World

  • Ws 5.8 Empowering Women, Girls and Marginalized Voices through Gender-Sensitive Reporting

    Raise awareness about gendered barriers to reporting corruption, including for different groups.

    Share good-practice examples in gender-sensitive corruption reporting mechanisms and approaches, including awareness rising and outreach from across the public sector, private sector and civil society.

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

    U4, Transparency International (TI – Madagascar), Transparency International (TI – S), IGCC SustainMarkets, the Sustainability Chapter of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (AHK), Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ) and International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ)

  • Cracking Trusts: Stopping Corrupt Actors and Enablers from Hiding Illicit Assets with Impunity (Ws 6.3)

    Countries seeking to recover assets arising from corruption often face difficulties when the assets are concealed by company ownership in offshore jurisdictions and held in trusts or similar structures. How can those jurisdictions wield their domestic laws – including those governing trusts – more powerfully to recover stolen assets on behalf of victim states?

    Basel Institute on Governance

  • Building Resilient Democracies: Strengthening Civil Society to Counter Autocratization Tendencies (Ws 7.8)

    It aims to address the growing threat of autocratization by focusing on strengthening civil society’s role as an important factor in democracy protection. 2024 is the record-breaking election year, which defines the level of democratization or autocratization for many countries. This workshop will explore strategies to enhance access to information and accountability in election campaigns.

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

  • Bridging Gaps: The Quest to Retrieve Assets Swallowed by Technicalities and Political Apathy (Ws 8.3)

    The discussion on the critical reality of reclaiming assets and the technical difficulties hindering their return which presents a unique format for delving deep into these complex issues. The goal is to highlight the technical difficulties in returning assets would serve as a platform for candid, multifaceted debate. By bringing to light the inherent challenges and proposing forward-thinking.

    Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S)

    Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S), Strengthening Public Finances and Financial Markets (FFM), Transparency International France (TI - France), I Watch Tunisia and United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

  • How Do We Get Our Money Back: Civil Forfeiture Remedies (Ws 9.4)

    Every year more than $3 trillion US dollars of illicit financial flows move through financial institutions around the globe. With all of our combined efforts, we only seize less than 1%. We will address some of the factors that inhibit these investigations and seizures, while providing a menu of right-sized approaches – including some of the newest ones. There are civil forfeiture remedies.


    Restitution, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Pallas Partners LLP and Money Laundering Asset Recovery Section (MLARS)

  • New Tools to Fight Foreign Bribery (Ws 10.3 )

    Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S)

  • Collaboration, Not Conflict: New Tools and Partnerships to Advance Economic Stability and Development in Fragile and Conflict States (Ws 1.9 )

    Fragile and conflict affected States are home to nearly 1 billion people facing a variety of protracted challenges exacerbated by climate change, food insecurity, gender inequalities, and more recently by the economic repercussions of COVID-19. The implications of fragility and conflict are also macro-critical: they destabilize balance of payments positions, disrupt trade and financial flows, and hinder the development of productive resources – all areas of deep concern to the IMF and fellow institutions.

    Corruption is most often a driver of fragility and conflict, and confronting corruption in these fragile environments is critical for long-term stability and shared prosperity. But this work is extremely challenging and is made more so by a lack of transparency and accountability in weak institutions. How do we leverage the latest thinking together with what we have learned from past engagements? How can we make efforts to address corruption in fragile and conflict states that are most likely to succeed?

    International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    University of Sussex, BESA-GLOBAL, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Transparency International

  • Understanding Sextortion and its Impacts (Ws 3.9)

    Sextortion (the abuse of power to obtain sexual favors) is recognized as a form of corruption that has a significant impact on vulnerable women and girls. It is a pervasive problem that affects individuals across different sectors and countries but our understanding is limited. The panel will examine global experiences to understand sextortion, its impact and relation to other form of corruption

    World Bank

    World Bank, Columbia University, Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR), , Basel Institute on Governance and UNU-MERIT/ The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance

  • Galvanizing the Private Sector: Empowering Small Business to Conduct Monitoring, Advocacy through Collective Action (Ws 4.9)

    This workshop highlights SMEs’ role in fighting corruption through advocacy and collective action, aiming to empower them in policy engagement. It focuses on identifying effective strategies, discussing challenges, and sharing success stories to inspire and enhance SMEs’ impact on governance.

    Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

  • Unhead of ? Victims of Corruption can be heard by a Judge! (Ws 5.8)

    A significant segment of the anti-corruption community shares the view that corruption is not a victimless crime. Yet this rarely translates into law and even less into action. This workshop delves into the EU anti-corruption directive and legal practices in the Americas, which provide pathways to victims and CSOs to obtain standing in courts or before other authorities.

    Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID)

    Transparency International Secfretariat (TI-S), Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID), Transparencia Venezuela (TI - Venezuela), University of Amsterdam and European Parliament

  • Pioneering the Future of Corruption Indicators- How to improve your governance by just measuring it? (Ws 8.1)

    Reputation-based metrics like the Corruption Perceptions Index have been crucial in pushing governments to act and keeping corruption on the global policy radar. But with new tech and digital tools, we can now dive deeper, offering sharper insights and more precise measures. This panel investigates the hurdles faced by international organizations like the UNODC and the World Bank, alongside NGOs like Transparency International to move towards more actionable indicators of corruption. The panel will also showcase the groundbreaking projects like BRIDGEGAP, which will innovative approaches to the measure and fight against corruption. Join us to discover how the corruption measurement is evolving and reshaping the landscape of transparency and accountability.

    Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S)

  • Investigative Journalism and Digital Threats in 2024 Elections (Ws 9.7)

    This year, in 2024, thousands of journalists from all over the world have and will be reporting on and investigating the impact of digital threats (disinformation, spyware, trolling and digital violence, among many others) in elections. Sharing ideas, strategies, and techniques for investigation is critical in a year where voters in more than 60 countries will go to the polls.

    In this panel, leading journalists and experts — who have all been covering elections in 2024 — share perspectives on the impact of digital threats in elections in different continents. They will also share tips and tools about how to better expose the individuals and organizations behind disinformation campaigns.

    GIJN also published a Reporter’s Guide to Investigating Digital Threats, featuring expert advice from journalists and security analysts working to combat disinformation, malware, spyware, and trolling.

    Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)

    Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Inkyfada, Latin American Center for Investigative Journalism (CLIP), ProPublica and Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)

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