Challenges and Innovations on Local and Sector-Specific Indexes

8 November 15:00 – 17:00

Session Description

Indexes play a crucial role in the fight against corruption, as credible evidence on identifying corruption risks are essential in providing a road map of which strategies are most effective in mitigating these risks. In particular, assessment tools that focus on sub-national and sectorial level governance have been at the forefront of evidence-based strategies for reform among leading practitioners, experts, and organizations in the field. This panel seeks to engage with questions on the lessons learned from common challenges and recent innovations associated with these tools, as well as how they can inform future efforts in the field.

The workshop addresses the theme of “Defining Our Future: Collectively Shaping the Global Governance Agenda” as it seeks to encourage discussion around recent local and sector-specific indexes that we consider very valuable tools in the field.

We’d like to address not only the added value these measurement tools bring to the table, but also common challenges and limitations that practitioners –even the most experienced ones– face, as well as best practices and how to implement them. We also want to consider how these measurement tools can best be used by stakeholders—civil society, local and national governments, and companies alike—to determine strategies and measure their impact. We think this discussion will be particularly enriched by bringing together geographically diverse experts, to ensure the discussion focuses on the international context beyond country or sector-specific problems and solutions.

The main aim of the workshop is to continue the critical dialogue on the global coordination of best practices in sector and sub-national level governance assessments, with an emphasis on implementing these best practices for cross-country learning and uptake of these tools. Panelists from a range of leading NGOs across the globe will discuss strategies for moving forward by outlining some of the changes that have been generated through the creation and implementation of their respective tools. The workshop will therefore also address one of the conference’s working questions about what a global governance agenda should look like.

Session coordinator’s name:
Hazel Feigenblatt
Global Integrity

Session /Moderator
Jana Palacios
Governance and Competitiveness Projects Director
Mexican institute for Competitiveness

Hazel Feigenblatt
Global Integrity (Washington DC)
Topic: State integrity Investigation measuring the strength of laws and practices that encourage openness and deter corruption in the US states.

Magued Osman, CEO and Managing Director
Organisation: Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera)
Topic: New national level corruption index, that can be used for monitoring and evaluation and for assessing interventions in the area of corruption alleviation.

Mark Pyman
Topic: Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index and the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index.

Jairo Acuña, Policy Advisor
Public Administration Reform and Anti-Corruption in UNDP (Vietnam)
Topic: Viet Nam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI).

Carl Dolan
TI Brussels
Topic: New approach to corruption assessment in the financial sector with the Financial Integrity System (FIS) assessment tool.

Dadisai Taderera
Global Integrity

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