Discussing transparency & accountability in fragile states at ODI

Last Friday, I was discussant at an excellent event organised by ODI on ‘Transparency & accountability in fragile states‘.

Transparency and accountability in fragile states: why it matters and lessons from experience

15 April 2011 11:00-12:30 (GMT+01 (BST)) – Public event, London

  • The impact of corruption and lack of transparency on development progress, particularly in fragile states, is widely recognised, and it has generated an array of international transparency and accountability initiatives. Drawing on evidence emerging from multi-country and cross-sectoral research, this event will explore how a new generation of transparency initiatives, including the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) and the Network for Integrity in Reconstruction, has sought to address corruption in fragile states, draw lessons on what has and has not worked and why, and highlight some of the challenges that remain ahead.

  • Speakers:

    Martin Tisne – Transparency and Accountability Initiative

    Martin Walshe – Construction Sector Transparency Initiative, DFID

    Claire Schouten – Associate Programme Director, Network for Integrity in Reconstruction, TIRI

    Dr Heather Marquette -International Development Department, University of Birmingham

    James Deane – Head of Policy, BBC World Service Trust

My own talk can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/user/overseasdevelopment#p/u/1/nRnxlMDanwk, and can also be download from iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/odi-events/id374907483. You can also find all of the other speakers’ videos there as well.

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