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Tuesday, October 23 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Nordic Anti-Corruption Strategies

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The ‘good’ results of the Corruption Perceptions Index in the Nordic countries can be misleading. In the Nordic countries there is increasingly a recognition that such single metrics can conceal serious corruption, mismanagement and irregularities. In recent years National Integrity Studies have thus been carried out in many developed countries, which have highlighted that there is a need for Nordic countries to take greater responsibility for combatting corruption both internationally and domestically. Furthermore, with the adoption of the SDGs, it has been emphasised that all countries- both developed and developing countries have a responsibility for cross border effects of their policies and setting goals and targets for reaching the SDGs in their own countries.A recent research has concluded that most developed nations are actually well aware of the need for a broader approach to anti-corruption but few have yet formalized their strategies. (http://www.statecraft.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/EMEA_2384_Bespoke%20brochure__Countries%20Curbing%20corruption%20final%20report_V3....pdf[1]). Of the 26 top-ranking countries in the CPI index, only two – Estonia and the UK – havea formal, published anti-corruption strategy while Finland has a draft strategy. This workshop will focus on both the process and outcome of AC-strategy. What is a good process? Who should be involved? How do we set priorities? Which are the high-risk sectors? What should a good strategy look like? The session will then move on to a discussion on the possible positive outcomes. Have any positive outcomes of anti-corruption strategies in Nordic countries been detected so far? The workshop has an interesting mix of panelists from governmental departments responsible for drawing up anti-corruption strategies as well as civil society activists and researchers, who have been involved from the outside. It is expected that participants from Nordic as well as non-Nordic countries can get inspiration from this session for how to draw up anti-corruption strategies in their respective countries.

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Marina Buch Kristensen

Board member/ Partner, Transparency International Denmark/Nordic Consulting group (NCG)
Marina Buch Kristensen serves on the board of Transparency International Denmark and is a partner in Nordic Consulting Group.


Aarne Kinnunen

Deputy Head of Department of Criminal Policy, Ministry of Justice, Finland
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Aive Pevkur

Former Board Member, Transparency International Estonia
Aive Pevkur (PhD), a former board member of Transparency International Estonia is an international expert in public and professional ethics and corruption prevention. Through numerous projects with international organisations, Aive has expertise in corruption prevention and integrity... Read More →
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Andrew Preston

Head, UK Government’s Joint Anti-Corruption Unit
Andrew Preston heads the UK Government’s Joint Anti-Corruption Unit, the team responsible for the delivery of the UK Anti-Corruption Strategy published in 2017. He is a career civil servant with more than 20 years’ experience working on governance issues in the UK and abroad... Read More →
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Mark Pyman

Anti-Corruption specialist, CurbingCorruoption.com
Mark Pyman is the founder of Curbingcorruption.com CurbingCorruption.comCurbingcorruption is a community advocating for a sector-based approach to tackling corruption. Their research is published on their website.The website has extensive information on reforms and strategies, sector by sector for public officials and politicians. From 2015-2017 he was... Read More →

Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm CEST
Workshop Room 1
  Nordic Pillar, Panel Debate
  • Organiser Nordic Consultant Group