The Anti-Corruption Forum seeks to enhance public awareness of the challenges of corruption by convening events with expert speakers and panelists, and with audiences drawn from civil society, government, business, and academia. The Forum’s focus is on strengthening awareness and understanding of today’s most pressing U.S. and international corruption issues.

The Latest from the Anti-Corruption Forum

“The IMF, Public Finance, Corruption, and Civil Society”

Panel, Vitor Gaspar, Brian Levy, Ekaterina Lysova and Frank Vogl

Vitor Gaspar, Director of Fiscal Affairs at the International Monetary Fund presenting the Fiscal Monitor

The International Monetary Fund’s newly adopted anti-corruption framework has profound implications for emerging markets globally and signals a clear commitment by the institution to make corruption a key priority. In April 2019, the IMF published the Fiscal Monitor: Curbing Corruption, a major report under the direction of Vitor Gaspar, that comprehensively analyzes critical issues of corruption in government fiscal affairs – from procurement to the management of state-owned-enterprises.

Event Introduction:

Frank Brown, Director of the Anti-Corruption & Governance Center at CIPE


Frank Vogl, Moderator, Co-Founder of the Partnership for Transparency Fund

Vitor Gaspar, Director of Fiscal Affairs at the International Monetary Fund

Brian Levy, Academic Director at the Mandela School at the University of Cape Town and Professor at SAIS at Johns Hopkins University

Ekaterina Lysova, Program Officer for Europe & Eurasia at CIPE

“The Critical Challenges of Human Trafficking & Corruption”

An estimated 24.9 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery. The overwhelming majority of the victims are entrapped and controlled by criminal networks operating together with corrupt public officials. Join the UNA-NCA International Law Committee and the Partnership for Transparency Fund’s Anti-Corruption Forum for a discussion on the ways in which corruption enables and perpetuates human trafficking and migrant smuggling, and what the international community can do to address these human rights abuses.

Keynote Speakers:

Katie Ford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Freedom For All

Ambassador Luis C. deBaca, Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (2009-2014), Director of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (“SMART Office”) (2014-2017)


Robert Craft, Jr., Senior Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP, Co-Chair of UNA-NCA International Law Committee (Moderator)

Frank Vogl, Co-founder, Transparency International and the Partnership for Transparency Fund Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University

Kelly Ann P. Whelan, Consultant for Crime Research Section on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna, Austria