PTF will host a panel discussion on March 25, 2021 as part of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Global Integrity and Anti-Corruption Forum. This year, PTF will participate as a Knowledge Partner. The session will focus on the role of CSOs in ensuring integrity and accountability in COVID-19 response programs and vaccination campaigns.
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Date: March 25, 2021
Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m. EST/2:00-3:00 p.m. CET
Marlon Agaba, Head of Programs, Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda
Pablo Secchi, Executive Director, Poder Ciudadano, Argentina
Akhila Sivadas, Executive Director, Centre for Advocacy and Research, India
Vinay Bhargava, Chief Technical Adviser, Partnership for Transparency
moderated by Haleh Bridi, Board Member, Partnership for Transparency
Integrity in COVID-19 response (comprised of health services including vaccination, social protection, and income transfer programs) requires transparency, adherence to rules, accountability, and control of corruption. The first wave of response programs has shown that government-run efforts do not always embrace integrity or equitably meet the needs of the communities they serve. That is where civil society steps in. From the onset of the pandemic, PTF has supported civil society partners on the front lines and advocated for enhanced integrity in emergency response. In this session, representatives from India, Argentina, and Uganda will join PTF to discuss integrity challenges and lessons learned from the first phase of their monitoring work. The discussion will focus on how the work to enhance integrity in pandemic response can be scaled to run on national or local levels, and how it may be applied to enhance the equity and efficiency of vaccine distribution campaigns.
Registration to join the discussion on March 25 is now open: https://oecd-events.org/gacif2021/session/a24f00fa-f77b-eb11-b566-000d3a20ecf5
2021 OECD Global Integrity and Anti-Corruption Forum
March 23-25, 2021
The OECD Global Integrity and Anti-Corruption Forum will explore the new integrity risks, challenges and opportunities that have arisen in the COVID-19 context, as well as identify innovative solutions required to govern and conduct business with integrity, including with respect to responsible business conduct (RBC) standards, and tackle corruption in times of crisis. The Forum invites governments, business leaders, policy makers, anti-corruption experts and practitioners, civil society representatives and academics to focus on restoring trust and integrity in and beyond the current crisis, in building a more resilient and more ethical future.