Natural Resources: Deterring Corruption and Improving Commodities Trading Transparency
18 January 2018
This event took place at the Graduate Institute of Geneva. View the host's page for this event here.
Payments related to commodity trading where companies purchase oil, gas and minerals from government entities are economically significant, but remain largely secretive and vulnerable to abuse. What can be done to improve transparency and deter corruption in commodity trading? What is the role of companies, home countries and producer governments in ensuring better development outcomes for poor countries?
The event started with welcoming remarks by the Swiss Development Cooperation and was moderated by International Development Policy editor-in-chief Gilles Carbonnier, a professor of international economics at the Graduate Institute and CCDP faculty associate. Discussion with the audience followed the presentation from Kaufmann.