Corruption harms the economy, social cohesion and progress, the integrity of institutions and ultimately the democratic system as a whole. In his Singapore speech in July 2015, Prime Minister David Cameron highlighted that ‘cutting corruption by just 10% could benefit the global economy by $380 billion every year’. Nevertheless, despite numerous efforts, corruption is still a real issue in both developed and developing countries. The announced International Corruption Summit, to be held in London in May 2016, presents an opportunity for business, policy makers and civil society to revamp the anti-corruption agenda.
The Anti-Corruption workshops outlined below will contribute to this opportunity by gathering cross-sector views on how corruption frameworks could be improved; how business can help civil society and government address corruption; and under which conditions cooperation between public and private actors could contribute to an effective international anti-corruption strategy.
Participants may register for more than one workshop. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
This workshop will explore the UK government's role in tackling corruption in developing countries. Questions discussed will include the challenges posed by anti-corruption programming and how working to fight corruption in developing countries fits in with the UK's development priorities. The session will also consider issues of coordination between different UK government departments, donors and international agencies that work on anti-corruption programming.