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Transparency, Anticorruption and Sustainable Development: Is Progress Possible?

18 September 2017 9:00AM EDT

  • Event

  • Ending 11:45AM EDT

On 18 September, the Brookings Institution and partner organizations hosted an event to discuss new developments in how transparency, accountability, and participation initiatives, supported by complementary reforms, can contribute to reducing corruption and achieving sustainable development.

Daniel Kaufmann, president and CEO of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, took part in a panel, "The Case of the Natural Resource Value Chain." It introduced two new research initiatives, one led by the World Bank and International Finance Corporation, and the other led by Brookings, Results for Development and NRGI.

This session was an interactive, town-hall style discussion that benefited from the insights of experts attending from around the world, including representatives of international financial institutions, academia, think tanks, civil society, and the public and private sectors. 

The event was webcast live, and viewers followed the conversation on Twitter using #Transparency


Opening Remarks
9 am-9:15 am

Christine Lagarde (@Lagarde), managing director, International Monetary Fund

The Global Perspective
9:15 am-10 am


Norman Eisen (@NormEisen), senior fellow, governance studies, Brookings Institution


  • Christine Largarde
  • Hans Peter Lankes (@PeterLankes), vice president of economics and private sector development, International Finance Corporation
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (@NOIweala), board member, Results for Development; chair of the board, Gavi; chair of the board, the Vaccine Alliance; former minister of finance, Nigeria
  • Christiaan Poortman, board director, Partnership for Transparency Fund

The Case of the Natural Resource Value Chain
10:15 am-11:45 am


Barbara Kafka, senior advisor, Patnership for Transparency Fund


  • Ian Gary (@Ianpgary), director, accoutnable development finance, Oxfam America
  • Geoff Healy, external affairs officer, BHP Billiton
  • Daniel Kaufmann (@kaufpost) president and CEO, Natural Resource Governance Institute
  • Sheila Khama, practive manager, energy and extractives global practice, World Bank


Washington, D.C.