The integrity of every country’s financial markets is essential, in order to ensure that capital is channeled effectively to its most productive uses; to prevent the diversion of funds into bribery, corruption or organized crime; and to prevent the diversion of money to terrorist groups. Read More »
In order to foster better understanding and build long-term bridges among sector experts and practitioners, the team is involved in participating and organizing events on financial disclosure (FD). With increasing attention received especially in recent years, the international community has shown a strong appetite for both accuracy and extensive data on FD systems around the globe. In responding to this demand, the team has been collecting first-hand information to ultimately create a sound centralized database.
Events and conferences are being organized regionally to stimulate debate and create networks of FD professionals.
(May 2013) "Financial Disclosure by Public Officials: Increasing Effectiveness of Disclosure Systems through Innovation "(Istanbul, Turkey).
The conference brought together practitioners from around the world covering Europe and Central Asia, East Asia and Pacific, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Middle East, and OECD region countries. The focus of the event was on innovative approaches for improving the performance of disclosure systems.
(March 2012) "Financial Disclosure by Public Officials: Practices, Challenges, and Lessons Learned in Asia"(Bangkok, Thailand).
The conference studied in-depth policy and operational challenges of financial disclosure systems. This World Bank blog was inspired by the conference.
(June 2011) "Asset disclosure of public officials in Latin America: Learnings and Challenges"(Santiago, Chile).
The conference brought together experts from countries in Latin America to share experiences and lessons learned on implementing asset disclosure regimes. The event also served as a first step towards creating a regional network of experts on asset disclosure that can provide guidance, monitoring and enforcement.
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