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IDB to host seminars on fighting corruption in Latin America

Government officials and academics will on Dec. 11 and 12 discuss the causes and consequences of corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean. The events are part of a series of activities at the Bank to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day on Dec. 9.

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., the IDB will host the seminar “Corruption in Latin America: What We Know, How We Measure It, and How We Fight Against It”, which will be webcast live from the Bank’s homepage (www.iadb.org). Vanderbilt University professor Mitchell Seligson will present the results of 2012 AmericasBarometer survey on corruption, based on 41,000 interviews in 26 countries of the Americas. University of Virginia professor Daniel W. Gingerich will discuss the measurement and diagnosis of public sector corruption. In a separate panel, the Director of Corruption Prevention at the Office of the Comptroller General of Brazil, Vania Vieira, will discuss what countries are doing to fight corruption.

WHAT: Seminar on Corruption in Latin America and how to fight it

WHEN: Tuesday, December 11, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Enrique Iglesias Conference Center, Room CR-3, 1330 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC.

WHO:
Daniel W. Gingerich, University of Virginia, and IDB Visiting Scholar
Mitchell Seligson, Vanderbilt University, and Director of Latin American Opinion Project at Vanderbilt University
Vania Vieira, Director of Corruption Prevention at the Office of the Comptroller General in Brazil
Orazio Belletini, Executive Director Grupo Faro, Ecuador
Nathaniel Heller, Executive Director Global Integrity 

On Wednesday, December 12, Raymond Fisman will present his book Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations. Fisman is Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise and Research Director of the Social Enterprise Program at the Columbia Business School. The event will take place at 4-6 p.m. Enrique Iglesias Conference Center, Room CR-201, 1330 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC. This event will not be webcast.

Both events are open to the public. Media queries should be directed to Pablo Bachelet (202-623-1328), at pbachelet@iadb.org. Non-media queries should be directed to Mariela Semidey at marielase@iadb.org. More information is available at the IDB’s event page.