WJP: World Justice Challenge Webinar Event: Anti-Corruption and Open Government in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Anti-Corruption and Open Government in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations for Action

World Justice Challenge Webinar Event

Wednesday, October 28
10:00AM EDT

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7816026202104/WN_8Gcok1C4SU-ff989mPwo0A

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 will focus on key anti-corruption and open government problems raised and exacerbated by the pandemic and discuss recommendations for actions needed to address the crisis’ underlying challenges, support an effective recovery process, and build back better rule of law based societies. 


Giulio Nessi
Policy Research and Advice, Public Sector Integrity Division, Directorate for Public Governance, OECD

Tonu Basu
Deputy Director of Thematic Policy Areas, Open Government Partnership

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. 

WJP thanks all of its Challenge sponsors and partners.

Upcoming webinars:

Webinar Event | November 18
Accountable Governance and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations for Action. ILAC will be participating in this webinar as a thematic partner.

Webinar Event | December 16
Access to Justice for All and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations for Action

Webinar Event | January 27, 2021
Fundamental Rights and Non-Discrimination in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations for Action