Lecture on Corruption and State Capture and the Good Governance Forum
11 September 2018
NRGI president and CEO Daniel Kaufmann delivered a public lecture on the changing nature of corruption based on data and experience on Tuesday, September 11. On Wednesday, Kaufmann will participate in a 2 p.m. panel at the Good Governance Forum on the implementation of good governance and anticorruption procedures in institutions.
Both events take place at the mOre Conference Hall (the nearest entrance from Velyka Vasylkivska Street) on the second floor of the Toronto Business Center, located at Velyka Vasylkivska St., 100, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Daniel Kaufmann lecture on the changing nature of corruption
Tuesday, September 11
NRGI president and CEO Daniel Kaufmann (@kaufpost) delivered a public lecture on the changing nature of corruption based on data and experience at 5 p.m. Kiev time on Tuesday, September 11, ahead of his participation in Wednesday's Good Governance Forum. In his lecture, Kaufmann will focus on the phenomenon of state capture around the world, one of the most important types of "grand corruption." Register to attend by Monday, September 10. The event was webcast live on Aspen Institute Kyiv's Facebook page.
Recently, South Africa has fully embraced this approach in its inquiry of high level corruption under the previous leadership, and in figuring out what to do to fight state capture. But many other countries where state capture is highly prevalent continue to look at the corruption issue in a traditional manner without diagnosing the challenge. If these countries then try to follow traditional recommendations to fight corruption they are unlikely to work, since in settings where there is state capture a different set of changes and reforms are needed.
Good Governance Forum panel
Wednesday, September 12
2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Hosted by the Aspen Institute Kyiv, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine, the OSCE Italian Chairmanship, the Aspen Institute Romania and the Aspen Initiative for Europe, Wednesday's Good Governance Forum is designed to allow leaders from different countries to share experiences and ideas related to anticorruption strategies, policy development and implementation, as well as the search for solutions to common problems.
The implementation of good governance principles and norms (especially in the public domain) has been a focal point for Ukrainian society and its leadership for many years. Despite many successful endeavors in this area, good governance remains fragile, and this significantly contributes to lowering the level of trust in public institutions, thus posing serious obstacles to the further modernization of Ukrainian society.
In a panel moderated by International Monetary Fund alternate executive director Vladyslav Rashkovan, Kaufmann will discuss the implementation of good governance and anticorruption procedures in institutions. He will be joined by:
Ganna Vronska, judge, supreme court
James Tomsheck, former U.S. Secret Service officer, ex-chief of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol's internal affairs unit